Re: gdk_fontset_load and font descriptor

Christian Marillat <marillat christian wanadoo fr> writes:
> In some apps I see the font descriptor is gettextized and I think this is a
> bad hack. The second example with a fallback to *-r-* seems more correct
> to me. Then which is the rigth way for the font descriptor ?
> In gnome-core panel/button-widget.c
> font = gdk_fontset_load(_("-*-helvetica-medium-r-normal-*-8-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"));
> And in gnome-about/gnome-about.c
> italicfont = gdk_fontset_load("-adobe-helvetica-medium-o-normal--*-120-*-*-*-*-*-*,*-r-*");

The reason for the gettextize in the font is that often the font given
for English looks really bad in Japanese (and possibly other Asian


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