Re: [dev] freetype2/fc pain

From: Roberto E. Vargas Caballero <>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:10:18 +0100

On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 10:26:52PM +0600, Eon S. Jeon wrote:
> I think fontconfig is to blame here. It?s what st is using to find fallbacks. It?s just that we don?t want such highly sophisticated fallback mechanism. We all love simple infallible code, so that we can always blame users. ;)
> (Note that we still need fontconfig for loading and configuring fonts. It still makes our lives easier.)
> Also, I believe freetype is essential. st has one visual component and that?s text. st should render it good. At least that?s what people will consider suck-less.

We can go to simple x fonts, is much simpler. Suckless is about simplicity of the code.
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