Fontconfig Support

From: Daniele Nicolodi <>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2005 20:53:47 +0200

Hello, one of the ugly things in root in my opinion is the dependency on the microsoft fonts. As first step to remove that dependency i want to code the support for the use of the fontconfig library to make root able to use the system wide installed fonts.

Looking at the sources it looks like is enought to modity SetTextFont(const char *fontname) and SetTextFont(Font_t fontnumber) methods of the TTF class.

The variation of those methods could be included in an #ifdef and enabled only if the fontconfig library is detected at config time so a new dependency is not realy introduced.

What the main developers think about that proposal?



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