[vlc-devel] [PATCH 0/1] freetype: handle non-Latin family names and non-English style names in Windows

Salah-Eddin Shaban salah at videolan.org
Mon Nov 16 22:38:59 CET 2015


This patch aims to fix handling of localized family and style names correctly in Windows, where the names are provided to the EnumFontCallback() function by Windows using the local names, whereas the name to file lookup in the registry should be performed using the English full font names.

So this hopefully fixes #6350, and another less-noticeable issue on other locales such as German, where only the regular fonts were found by VLC. Since other fonts were provided with names such as "Arial Fett Kursiv" instead of "Arial Bold Italic".

P.S: I'm not sure this is the right place to say this, but I really have to say it somewhere.

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris were horrible, and even more so to us since they were executed in the name of Islam.

We have been suffering for years from the Jihadists. Only here they do not just perform terrorist attacks, they have veritable armies (multi-national armies), and their own state. They control large areas of land, have their own oil fields, and receive direct support from many countries in the region. Namely from rich oil-producing countries. So they are never in short supply of funding, fighters, heavy weaponry, or even media outlets.

They have the power to wage wars and to invade cities. We in Aleppo, or more accurately in the western part of the city still under the control of the Syrian government, were at one point under siege by them, and they were on the verge of breaking in. It's only through God's mercy that we are not under their rule now.

We are Moslems too, you know. But we are still considered infidels by those lunatics, because we are against their so called Islamic state, and against their retarded, barbaric version of Islam.

I just wanted to assure you guys that we are as disgusted by these atrocities as any one of you. That those lunatics do not speak for anyone or act on behalf of anyone but themselves.

My condolences to all those affected in any way by these attacks.

Salah-Eddin Shaban (1):
  freetype: handle non-English family and style names in Windows

 modules/text_renderer/fonts/win32.c | 186 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 184 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)


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