On Sun, 2003-08-17 at 04:28, Carol Spears wrote:

> http://mail.fontconfig.org/pipermail/fontconfig/2003-August/000597.html
> I think this mail says that fontconfig probably won't be doing 
> catagorizing fonts anytime soon.
> I was talking with someone familiar with gimp core stuff, apparently all
> of what is needed is there.  Unfortunately, fonts catagorizing with its
> core means it would probably not be able to share such functionality with
> other apps, as the fontconfig people are suggesting.

If we ever get around to implement categories for GimpData objects
(brushes, patterns, gradients and the like) we should consider to also
derive GimpFont from GimpData. That way we'd get font categories for
free. There's a good chance that this will make it into GIMP-2.2.


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