[sugar] sugar system font in cairo

Christopher Blizzard blizzard
Mon Nov 6 11:29:06 EST 2006

Important technical note.  If you ask for a font using pango apis (well, 
depends on the API), they will always hand _something_ back.  Maybe not 
what you asked for but you're never in a position where you can't render.


Jim Gettys wrote:
> This is the best bet indeed.  Fontconfig lets us change the actual font
> used behind the application's back.
> For example, it is quite likely we'll move to using the DejaVu font
> family, rather than Bitstream Vera.  DejaVu, a direct derivative of
> Vera, has much better language coverage.  And who knows what we might
> use in a year or two.  We don't want to have to go mucking around
> through all the applications to make things match.
>                              - Jim
> On Mon, 2006-11-06 at 13:19 +0100, Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote:
>> Erik Blankinship wrote:
>>> I believe there are "approved fonts" for the laptop.  Is this correct?
>> I believe Walter and Eben has been experimenting with fonts but this is 
>> not reflected in the implementation yet.
>>> I want to display text in a cairo context and would like to use a 
>>> system font.
>> Your best bet is to use the generic families, Serif and Sans serif.
>> Marco
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