Re: [dev] freetype2/fc pain

From: AR Garbe <>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 15:16:26 -0700

Hi Silvain,

On 25 September 2018 at 14:25, <> wrote:
> The suckless futur proof solution: it is over, st goes 7bits ascii only with
> it's own bitmap fonts... non english-only terminal users will just trash it.

Sounds like a better plan for longevity.

> ... or a suckless futur proof unicode/font stack will have to be coded:
> - unicode normalizer (NFD) (like ICU)
> - a full xml smile/svg vector renderer (like librsvg/expat for the svg part)
> - a ttf/otf -> xml svg translator (in freetype).

Sounds like a dumb idea to me ;)

> ... or st becomes like surf: an app which is a thin suckless wrapper around a
> huge pile of ... You know what: st would be better of being a thin wrapper
> around libvte then, because it would be even thiner.

We need a simple terminal that sucks less. No extra dependencies.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. To me it becomes more obvious now
what the next steps are.

Best regards,
Received on Wed Sep 26 2018 - 00:16:26 CEST

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