[Fontconfig] Type1 weights and style strings

Doug Larrick fontconfig@fontconfig.org
Thu, 1 May 2003 09:18:32 -0400

A while back you were looking for additional weights that Fontconfig is=20
not recognizing when parsing type1 style names.  Here are two:

Demi (as in Demibold)
Book (like Regular)

These names show up frequently in ITC typefaces.

In general, there is very little standardization of weight names.  For=20
example, I have a few Adobe fonts in Regular and Medium weights, both=20
of which are assigned weight 100. I think it would be useful to be able=20
to edit the weight value assigned to a font by fc-cache, perhaps as=20
part of fonts.conf (which currently is not even read by fc-cache=20