gdi32: Improve detection of symbol charset for old truetype fonts.

Dmitry Timoshkov dmitry at
Wed Nov 18 04:31:21 CST 2015

Huw Davies <huw at> wrote:

> > > On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 02:16:36PM +0800, Dmitry Timoshkov wrote:
> > > > This patch uses same check for symbol charset that get_outline_text_metrics()
> > > > already does, and allows the font attached to the bug 33117 be correctly
> > > > recognized as a symbol ttf (like Windows does).
> > > 
> > > I think this needs to wait until after 1.8.  It's probably correct,
> > > but there's enough doubt to not risk it (and yes, I know it's tricky
> > > to write a convincing test).  My concern is that although it works for
> > > the font mentioned in the bug, there may well be other fonts out there
> > > that are affected in undesirable ways.
> > 
> > If even so simple one-liners are considered risky, I can't think of any
> > reasonable fix that could be included without a risk to break something
> > during code freeze, not mentioning the regressions that sit in the bugzilla
> > for ages without anyone even looking at them. Probably it's not worth spending
> > time on trying to fix something for 1.8 with such an attitude.
> Not at all.  The point is that this particular one-liner is most
> certainly not simple, for reasons that I tried to outline.

And that's true for any other patch regardless of the area and amount of
code. Basically any patch can have side effects, but if even in the first
week of code-freeze any patch is considered as risky, then I don't know
how you are going to fix the regressions or any bugs during that time.


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