Online font installation
Just submitted patches for GTK+
to monitor all fontconfig configuration and react to changes.
What this means is that with the patches in place:
- Modifying ~/.fonts.conf takes effect in all running applications immediately (ok, withing three seconds),
- Installing missing fonts will make hexboxes automagically turn into real text rendered using the newly installed font.
Interestingly, no changes in Pango were needed.
Next step, detect missing fonts and make PackageKit
show a notification offering to install needed fonts.
Labels: fonts, gtk+, packagekit, pango