[Fontconfig] Fwd: [ft-announce] FreeType now supports color emojis

Denis Jacquerye moyogo at gmail.com
Fri May 31 10:51:02 PDT 2013

Are there any plans to support animated PNG?

On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 7:40 PM, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at behdad.org> wrote:
> You may remember that I was making sure bitmap scaling works in
> fontconfig+cairo.  Now to the color part and how it affects fontconfig:
>   1. Like all rendering options, we need a new element for it, and we should
> probably match on it too,
>   2. When scanning fonts, mark a font as color if any bitmap strike has color
> glyphs.  May be good to add FreeType API for this,
>   3. If user requests FC_COLOR=false and a font with FC_COLOR=true is chosen,
> well, I can't make my mind about what should happen.   If the font pattern
> inherits the false, then the client can disable requesting color from FreeType
> and the glyphs will be flattened to opacity maps.  So we definitely don't want
> to lose the original request.  One way to do this is like the FC_PIXELSIZE
> hack that I did, ie. copying FC_COLOR from pattern to font in a config
> snippet.  I don't really like this option,
>   4. Add a generic category for "emoji" to alias to common free emoji fonts?
> Any other ideas?
> behdad
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [ft-announce] FreeType now supports color emojis
> Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 19:50:18 +0200 (CEST)
> From: Werner LEMBERG <wl at gnu.org>
> To: freetype at nongnu.org, freetype-devel at nongnu.org, freetype-announce at nongnu.org
> Behdad Esfahbod (on behalf of Google) contributed support for color
> embedded bitmaps (eg. color emoji).
>   https://color-emoji.googlecode.com/git/specification/v1.html
> Here's a link to Google's blog entry:
> http://google-opensource.blogspot.de/2013/05/open-standard-color-font-fun-for.html
> Have fun!
>     Werner
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