[cairo] Error Loading FreeType Glyphs

Bobby Salazar bobby8934 at inbox.com
Thu Oct 30 09:36:19 PDT 2008

Does anyone have any plans on adding David Turners patches soon? It would be quite useful to be able to separate FreeType from the fontconfig stuff, especially considering the fact that FreeType works on pretty much any platform and fontconfig does not (i.e. Win32). 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cairo at surith.net
> Sent: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 07:24:47 -0700
> To: cairo at cairographics.org
> Subject: Re: [cairo] Error Loading FreeType Glyphs
> AFAIK, David Turner proposed the same thing and contributed patches
> that would make this easier. (Although David's goal was to do with
> multithreaded usage I think.)
> If you look at the Cairo roadmap, these changes are scheduled to be in
> the main tree in future.
> http://lists.cairographics.org/archives/cairo/2007-February/009838.html
> On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 4:34 AM, Ian Britten <britten at caris.com> wrote:
>> Bobby Salazar wrote:
>>> I've bisected the git tree from the version I know that works and found
>>> the revision(s) that broke the functionality. This took quite a few
>>> hours to accomplish, since I am using FreeType under Win32 and I have
>>> to manually strip out the fontconfig stuff, which is unneeded and
>>> doesn't work on Win32 anyways (that I'm aware of). What are the chances
>>> that we could get someone to add a new cairo feature #define to
>>> separate the fontconfig stuff from the FreeType stuff? FreeType fonts
>>> in no way depend on fontconfig, so it doesn't make sense to require it.
>> +1
>> [ Just my $0.02 ... ]
>> Ian
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