[tex-live] fc-cache documentation ?
wl at gnu.org
Sun Aug 28 12:29:12 CEST 2016
>> There is no fontconfig daemon or such thing, at least on Windows
>> (but i've never seen that too on linux) Afaik, the cache is run
>> automatically once, when fcinit() is called and does not find its
>> cache file.
> So what is needed (it would seem) is for fcinit () to check whether
> the cache is valid, and if not, to re-run fc-cache.
AFAIK, this already happens. However, fontconfig currently doesn't
know in advance whether building the cache will be expensive. We have
a similar problem with lilypond; we would like to show a message
please be patient, the font cache must be created
if necessary but fontconfig doesn't provide an API for that.
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