Diff for /wikisrc/projects/project/fonthandling.mdwn between versions 1.1 and 1.2

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 Font handling in Unix has long been a disgrace. Every program that needs to deal with fonts has had to do its own thing, and there has never been any system-level support, not even to the point of having a standard place to install fonts in the system. (While there was/is a place to put X11 fonts, X is only one of the many programs doing their own thing.)  Font handling in Unix has long been a disgrace. Every program that needs to deal with fonts has had to do its own thing, and there has never been any system-level support, not even to the point of having a standard place to install fonts in the system. (While there was/is a place to put X11 fonts, X is only one of the many programs doing their own thing.)
   
 Font management should be a system service. There cannot be one type of font file -- it is far too late for that -- but there should be one standardized place for fonts, one unified naming scheme for fonts and styles, and one standard way to look up and open/retrieve/use fonts.  Font management should be a system service. There cannot be one type of font file -- it is far too late for that -- but there should be one standardized place for fonts, one unified naming scheme for fonts and styles, and one standard way to look up and open/retrieve/use fonts. (Note: "one standardized place" means relative to an installation prefix, e.g. share/fonts.)
   
 Nowadays fontconfig is capable of providing much of this.  Nowadays fontconfig is capable of providing much of this.
   

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