Martin Husemann wrote:
This might be more pango fallout: https://blogs.gnome.org/mclasen/2019/05/25/pango-future-directions/ "Using Harfbuzz for font loading means that we will lose support for bitmap and type1 fonts. We think this is an acceptable trade-off, but others might disagree. Note that Harfbuzz does support loading bitmap-only OpenType fonts."Ouch - I was wondering where all the funny unicode encodings in firefox came from... Guess we should back out that update (or create alternatives).
indeed. After I wrote this mail, IO started noticing that I have those funny characters here and there alsdo in the browser, Seamonkey, Firefox.... just not everywhere.
I don't think it is an "acceptable trade-off", but maybe it can be mitigated.
I do use bitmap fonts, because I like them best on the screen, I guess Windowmaker here is using Helvetica?
Perhaps, however, an OpenType version of the fonts could be shipped/used/included ? just thinking.
Where is pango used: By windowmaker directly? or is it a dependency of a dependency?