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Posted Feb 20, 2009 14:47 UTC (Fri) by jamesh (guest, #1159)
LibXfont is pretty much just the core font support library. Any application that has been ported to fontconfig (using Xft or cairo) won't be using it, and should retain Type1 support through the use of freetype.
Looking at the libXfont 1.4.0 release notes, it looks like you were correct about Type1 fonts not working with the new version. That said, I totally understand the desire to reduce the size/complexity of the core font code: the feature is deprecated, but can't easily be removed as it is not an extension to the X protocol.
If they can support Type1 fonts through FreeType with minimal effort, then great. If they can't, it isn't a huge loss.
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