dependencies on freetype and fontforge

Eric Pouech eric.pouech at
Mon May 1 03:03:36 CDT 2006

Robert Lunnon wrote:
> On Monday 01 May 2006 02:38, Eric Pouech wrote:
>>Robert Lunnon wrote:
>>>Is it really necessary to have hard dependencies on both freetype and
>>>fontforge, configure returns a fail if either of these is missing ? I can
>>>live with a dependency on freetype since Sun supplies this lib but I'd
>>>rather not depend on fontforge, which might not be installed on a target
>>that's being worked on, but for the time being fontforge is needed to
>>rebuild the wine fonts. If you don't have it, then you may get some font
>>related issues.
> By "Font related issues" per chance do you mean no menu text :-)
it depends the already installed truetype fonts on the system, but that 
can be an outcome
> Well, clearly I can't distribute this way so I'd better muck-in and help fix 
> it, what needs to be done ?
look at the sfd2ttf thread in wine-devel ML

Eric Pouech

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