[Development] about the Cocoa/Freetype fontengine
René J. V. Bertin
rjvbertin at gmail.com
Mon Jan 1 10:41:48 CET 2018
Nikolaus Waxweiler wrote:
>> Right, and where did *that* come from in discussion that's about font
>> engine choice by the user?
> We are talking about giving devs the ability to ship Qt apps with
> switched font engines, no?
Here's what I currently have locally (disregard the hacks for building against
Qt 5.8 and the font gamma tweaks, useful though those might be for e.g. visually
in qcocoaintegration.mm, i.e. the Cocoa QPA:
In my osx-integration platform theme plugin which basically does what KDE's
plasma-integration plugin does:
This gives users and developers the possibility to (and in order of priority)
- start an application with -platform cocoa:fontengine=[freetype|fontconfig]
- use the fontEngine=[freetype|fontconfig|coretext] key in a user-specific
settings file (kdeglobals by default).
- use an env.variable QT_MAC_FONTENGINE=[freetype|fontconfig|coretext]
Evidently this supposes that QtBase has been built with FontConfig support, which
in the current state of things requires a few minor patches mostly to override
decisions in the build system.
Probably still a bit rough around the edges, but I think everything is there to
please anyone except maybe strongly principled Qt devs ;)
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