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Re: Font dependencies

On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 08:58:30AM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 11:25:32PM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> > things like that. (Also it's not clear that updating my Thai fonts or
> > something should prompt recompiling Firefox...)
> I would argue that the exact fonts installed are a property of my X server
> setup, and should not have anything to do with the applications I install
> and/or use.

That's not true. With client side rendering, e.g. needed for
anti-aliasing, the application has to have access to the fonts directly.
I think I still have a Mozilla open that Firefox crashes if no fonts are
installed locally...


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