[Fontconfig] monospace support disabled?
Sat, 29 Mar 2003 10:12:04 -0800
Around 9 o'clock on Mar 29, Owen Taylor wrote:
> Not sure if you are doing it or not, but CJK dual-width fonts need
> to be treated as monospace, just not metric forced to the maximum
> width. (If you want to metric force based on wcwidth() data, that
> would be OK, though a little tricky, but I'm not sure there is a
I'm not doing that right now because Xft uses the 'spacing' value to
force expansion to maxwidth. I think we need to figure out both the right
solution and a plan for migrating to that from where we are right now.
We need several things:
1) Identify monospace fonts
2) Identify dual-spaced fonts
3) Force fonts to be monospaced
4) Force fonts to be dual-spaced
It seems clear the mechanism in 3) and 4) should be separate from 1) and
2), while right now they are tied together -- 1) and 3) both use 'spacing'.
I suggest we add a new value that identifies mono/dual/other spacing in
fonts; that will (at least) give us the ability to find fonts without
affecting their layout.