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Old 11-30-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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Stop GTK+ display of substitute fonts in editor?


In GTK+ text editors, glyphs missing from the default font will be drawn from some other installed font that has them. How do I prevent this so that just the "missing glyph" glyph is shown?
 
Old 12-02-2012, 04:22 PM   #2
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ok, some unknown "text editor" is missing fonts on some unknown Operating system

set the default font in this editor to your system default

or
install the missing fonts
( see your package manager for that)
 
Old 12-15-2012, 09:44 PM   #3
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There is no easy way to do this. Most editors built with GTK+ use GtkTextView, but there is no control over glyph substitution in that module. Within GTK+, it is Pango that handles this. You can't change the behavior with a config file, but you can use the fallback attribute to make a special build that doesn't take substitute glyphs.

At a lower level, font substitution for the whole system is managed by fontconfig, but there is no way to disable that feature in fontconfig.
 
  


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