Jul 20, 2023

XML-based font configuration API for X Windows

Fontconfig does the following

* discover new fonts when installed automatically, removing a common source
  of configuration problems.
* perform font name substitution, so that appropriate alternative fonts can
  be selected if fonts are missing.
* identify the set of fonts required to completely cover a set of languages.
* have GUI configuration tools built as it uses an XML-based configuration
  file though with autodiscovery, we believe this need is minimized.
* efficiently and quickly find the fonts you need among the set of fonts
  you have installed, even if you have installed thousands of fonts, while
  minimzing memory usage.
* be used in concert with the X Render Extension and FreeType to implement
  high quality, anti-aliased and subpixel rendered text on a display.

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