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Possible areas for improvement in font handling:
 
Possible areas for improvement in font handling:
  
* Modernize the font selection dialog (see http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gtk-devel-list/2008-August/msg00142.html)
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* Modernize/complete the font selection/preview dialog. See:
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** [http://www.advogato.org/person/yosch/diary.html?start=13 Nicolas Spalinger's call]
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** [http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gtk-devel-list/2008-August/msg00142.html another gtk-devel thread]
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** Fix it in OOo too: [http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=79878 ooo79878]
 
* Modernize the font tab in the appearance capplet
 
* Modernize the font tab in the appearance capplet
* Make font installation easy. Packages may not be the best approach to fonts (packaging means minimal legal audit of the font, addition of human-friendly description and necessary fontconfig rules, fc-cache automation, etc Doing it all elsewhere means creating another font-specific packaging format)
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* Font installation:
* If packages are the answer for now, at least make font installation automatic, see [[Features/AutomaticFontInstallation]]
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** Make font installation easy. Packages may not be the best approach to fonts (packaging means minimal legal audit of the font, addition of human-friendly description and necessary fontconfig rules, fc-cache automation, etc Doing it all elsewhere means creating another font-specific packaging format)
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** If packages are the answer for now, at least make font installation automatic, see [[Features/AutomaticFontInstallation]]
 
* Implement side bearing deltas in cairo and pango (see http://osdir.com/ml/fonts.freetype.user/2007-03/msg00057.html)
 
* Implement side bearing deltas in cairo and pango (see http://osdir.com/ml/fonts.freetype.user/2007-03/msg00057.html)
* Support CFF fonts in OOo [http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=43029 ooo43029]
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* Fix OOo:
* Modernize the font selection in OOo [http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=79878 ooo79878]
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** Support CFF fonts [http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=43029 ooo43029]
* Fix the problems identified [[Known_fonts_and_text_bugs|there]]
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** Support OpenType features in TTF and CFF fonts [http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=16032 ooo16032], [http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=78749 ooo78749]
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** Fix the font selection (see before)
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* Fix the other problems identified [[Known_fonts_and_text_bugs|there]]
  
 
{{:Fonts_SIG_signature}} [[Category:Fonts SIG|Desktop team ideas]]
 
{{:Fonts_SIG_signature}} [[Category:Fonts SIG|Desktop team ideas]]

Revision as of 09:09, 16 November 2008

A page of the Fonts Special Interest Group

Possible areas for improvement in font handling:

  • Modernize/complete the font selection/preview dialog. See:
  • Modernize the font tab in the appearance capplet
  • Font installation:
    • Make font installation easy. Packages may not be the best approach to fonts (packaging means minimal legal audit of the font, addition of human-friendly description and necessary fontconfig rules, fc-cache automation, etc Doing it all elsewhere means creating another font-specific packaging format)
    • If packages are the answer for now, at least make font installation automatic, see Features/AutomaticFontInstallation
  • Implement side bearing deltas in cairo and pango (see http://osdir.com/ml/fonts.freetype.user/2007-03/msg00057.html)
  • Fix OOo:
    • Support CFF fonts ooo43029
    • Support OpenType features in TTF and CFF fonts ooo16032, ooo78749
    • Fix the font selection (see before)
  • Fix the other problems identified there


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