[hackers] [PATCH] [st] FAQ: libXft now supports BGRA glyphs

From: Tom Schwindl <schwindl_AT_posteo.de>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2022 13:31:02 +0000

 FAQ | 28 ----------------------------
 1 file changed, 28 deletions(-)
diff --git a/FAQ b/FAQ
index 969b195ebcff..e36b173361d5 100644
--- a/FAQ
+++ b/FAQ
_AT_@ -220,31 +220,3 @@ diff --git a/x.c b/x.c
  				defaultfg : defaultbg].pixel);
-## BadLength X error in Xft when trying to render emoji
-Xft makes st crash when rendering color emojis with the following error:
-"X Error of failed request:  BadLength (poly request too large or internal Xlib length error)"
-  Major opcode of failed request:  139 (RENDER)
-  Minor opcode of failed request:  20 (RenderAddGlyphs)
-  Serial number of failed request: 1595
-  Current serial number in output stream:  1818"
-This is a known bug in Xft (not st) which happens on some platforms and
-combination of particular fonts and fontconfig settings.
-See also:
-The solution is to remove color emoji fonts or disable this in the fontconfig
-XML configuration.  As an ugly workaround (which may work only on newer
-fontconfig versions (FC_COLOR)), the following code can be used to mask color
-	FcPatternAddBool(fcpattern, FC_COLOR, FcFalse);
-Please don't bother reporting this bug to st, but notify the upstream Xft
-developers about fixing this bug.
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