Re: GNOME font library RFC

One feature I would like to see in it is relaying support. For example. If
I install abiword on a remote host, and run it, it complains that the
fonts are not on the local host, and dies. the local host should somehow
try to contact the remote hosts font server for additional fonts. maybe
through corba.

On 27 May 2000, Miguel de Icaza wrote:

> > Font server.
> > This should keep an eye on hot directories and update its internal font
> > list, if user drops/deletes some interesting (pfb, ttf) files. It acts as
> > central font resource, distributing fonts to clients via CORBA.
> > Possible additional functions:
> > - It can generate GhostScript fontmap
> > - It can act as X font server
> > - It can somehow handle font URL-s
> This sounds beautiful Lauris!  That being said, I think we should
> not try to implement everything in a first pass.
> For example, the API for managing fonts might be the same from the
> GNOME side of things, and we can incrementally tackle the various
> features in there.
> We can begin by extending our font support for now (as I talked to you
> in a previous message) and later on add these sort of features you
> mention here, incrementally.
> Miguel.
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