[vlc-devel] OSD fonts without fontconfig

Jakob Leben jakob.leben at gmail.com
Sun May 8 02:05:07 CEST 2011

On Sun, May 8, 2011 at 12:22 AM, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org>wrote:

> On Sat, May 07, 2011 at 11:10:57PM +0200, Jakob Leben wrote :
> > I see in current git that fontconfig is disabled by default.
> > Now (on Linux) whatever font is select in Qt preferences, it won't get
> > loaded (freetype error: "failed to load font file %s...").
> > I see the font file is simply equated to font family, as HAVE_STYLES is
> not
> > defined, and thus fails to load. If I change code to force full path to a
> > specific font file on my system, it works.
> Then use fontconfig, on Linux.
> If you don't, you must use full path, of course...

...if only GUI allowed the latter.

> > I also see comments on bug tracker suggesting that fontconfig is not used
> > from 1.2 on, so I was wondering if my issue is indeed a bug and if a fix
> is
> > planned?
> You shall read better the bug tracker comments, I think...

See your own comment here: https://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/4401

So, if fontconfig is disabled by default, I would expect a straightforward
way to specify the full font file path, like via GUI preferences...
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