[cairo] Request: Separate FreeType and Fontconfig

Dominic Lachowicz domlachowicz at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 07:23:39 PST 2009

FWIW, FontConfig builds and works just fine on Windows.


On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 10:21 AM, Ian Britten <britten at caris.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Would it be possible to separate the existing FreeType/Fontconfig
> dependencies into two distinct dependencies, with the goal of being
> able to use FreeType with Cairo, but not requiring Fontconfig?
> I'm trying to help a coworker get Cairo built on Windows, and have
> run into this issue.  For our own usage, we definitely need FT, and
> thus have turned on CAIRO_HAS_FT_FONT.  Unfortunately, this also
> triggers a requirement of Fontconfig, for which we haven't figured
> out how to build it on Windows (If it even can be....)
>  From some previous posts, it seems I'm not the only one that might be
> happy to see this:
> http://lists.cairographics.org/archives/cairo/2008-November/015637.html
> http://lists.cairographics.org/archives/cairo/2008-October/015466.html
> In the meantime, can anyone provide any insight as to how to best
> proceed?
>   - Try to get Fontconfig built on Windows?  (If possible?)
>   - Hack apart every version of Cairo we download, to strip the
>     Fontconfig stuff out?
>   - Other?
> Many thanks for any info, suggestions, etc!
> Ian
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