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Bug 164374 - rh_prefer_bitmaps option
rh_prefer_bitmaps option
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cairo (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Carl Worth
Depends On: 176910
Blocks: FC5Target
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Reported: 2005-07-27 09:55 EDT by Owen Taylor
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-31 13:12:19 EST
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Patch for cairo to support the embeddedbitmap fontconfig option (1.40 KB, patch)
2005-12-23 02:09 EST, Tim Mayberry
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Description Owen Taylor 2005-07-27 09:55:32 EDT
For Xft, we have a patch in our RPM:


which implements a custom fontconfig option 'rh_prefer_bitmaps'.
If this option is set, then we suppress the FT_LOAD_NO_BITMAP
flag from the load flags we pass to to FreeType.

This should be easy to implement in Cairo as well if we wnat
to continue doing it as a patch - see 

To not do it as a patch, we'd have to get the option both into
fontconfig (presumably renamed) and Cairo upstream, which would
be a bit of a pain for something that is a hack; though a useful
Comment 1 sangu 2005-10-01 06:24:13 EDT
Patch in this mail (
http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/cairo/2005-September/005401.html ) seems
to be relative to this bug.
Comment 2 sangu 2005-11-07 21:29:49 EST

2005-10-25  Jinghua Luo  <sunmoon1997@gmail.com>
	reviewed by: plam

	* fontconfig/fonts.conf.in:
	* fontconfig/fontconfig.h:
	* src/fcdefault.c:
	* src/fcname.c:

	Add FC_EMBEDDED_BITMAP object type to tell Xft/Cairo whether
	to load embedded bitmaps or not.

fontconfig updates to 2.3.92 in rawhide 20051107

Comment 3 Leon Ho 2005-12-08 13:25:24 EST
So fontconfig is fixed, right? The only thing left is in cairo?
Comment 4 Tim Mayberry 2005-12-23 02:09:41 EST
Created attachment 122555 [details]
Patch for cairo to support the embeddedbitmap fontconfig option

This patch is the same as a patch sent to the cairo list see
http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/cairo/2005-September/005404.html except
that It targets the version of cairo in rawhide. Applying this patch should
allow the fontconfig embeddedbitmap option to work.
Comment 5 Leon Ho 2006-01-16 02:18:13 EST
Needs this for our major Chinese feature in FC5.
Comment 6 Ray Strode [halfline] 2006-01-27 14:08:03 EST
Hi Carl,

Does this patch look okay?  If so, I can build it into rawhide.
Comment 7 Tim Mayberry 2006-01-31 01:00:31 EST
I'm marking the patch attached as obselete as the same patch is incorporated
into  the patch set attached to bug 176910.
Comment 8 sangu 2006-01-31 21:29:49 EST
Please see bug 179522 for libXft's embedded_bitmap option.
Comment 9 sangu 2006-02-04 01:25:56 EST
See Also : 

 Support for fontconfig embeddedbitmap option : 

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