[MPlayer-dev-eng] Fontconfig support not working as expected

Diego Biurrun diego at biurrun.de
Thu Dec 18 06:12:01 CET 2003

Arwed von Merkatz writes:
 > On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 07:08:48PM +0200, ismail 'cartman' dönmez wrote:
 > > cartman at southpark:~$ mplayer -font "Arial" /home/cartman/MultiMedia/Bomfunk\ 
 > > Mc\'s\ B-Boy\ Fly\ Girls.avi
 > run mplayer -fontconfig -font Arial
 > Alex added the -fontconfig switch to allow usage of font files with a
 > fontconfig enabled mplayer.
 > Shouldn't it default to fontconfig? The whole point of using fontconfig
 > is that the user shouldn't have to care about fonts, so having to enable
 > fontconfig usage feels wrong to me.

And it is missing from the man page...  What about this entry:

    Enables the usage of fontconfig managed fonts.

And yes, I agree that it should default to on.  If you have it
installed you will expect it to work.


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