[gs-devel] new fontmap utility
rillian at telus.net
Mon May 13 15:39:41 PDT 2002
On Monday, May 13, 2002, at 11:54 AM, Ray Johnston wrote:
> The option would be enabled by specifying a GS_SCANNED_FONTMAP
> environment variable and/or -sGS_SCANNED_FONTMAP=... command line
> option. If this variable is defined, then that file would be
> written with any fonts found during the scanning process. As
> now, the scanning would only be performed when a font is used
> that is not in the normal Fontmap or already in GS_SCANNED_FONTMAP.
Sounds like a good idea. We might want add a note to docs about this
recommending wiping the cache file on font updates. The only failure
mode I can think of is if a cached file is replaced by another with a
new fontname, but it's likely to be quite confusing if it happens.
I'd also suggest GS_FONTMAP_CACHE instead of GS_SCANNED_FONTMAP.
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