[Development] about the Cocoa/Freetype fontengine

Sérgio Martins iamsergio at gmail.com
Thu Dec 28 21:08:38 CET 2017

On Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 7:53 PM, René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thursday December 28 2017 19:46:28 Sérgio Martins wrote:
>> But adding fontconfig support should be quite trivial and wouldn't
>> touch FT code.
> It used to be trivial to build Qt on Mac with fontconfig enabled (but not actually used anywhere). That's no longer the case in 5.9 so I'm guessing it might be a bit less trivial than you think.
> FontConfig allows font-specific rendering tweaks, how can it do that without touching FT code in some place or other?

What I meant is that you don't need to touch FT code when adding
fontconfig support to macOS. The code already exists and is
cross-platform (even worked on QNX). It's just that it's not being
used by cocoa QPA.

Sergio M.

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