Pango has removed support for bitmap fonts. What the **** GNOME? Can you please not remove every basic feature in your software? I hope someone forks this piece of ****.
@hund this was a pretty long time ago, and it's when I started purging gtk applications from my system.
Oh, and patched Sway to use my own font rendering library instead.
@hund Geez, this was done a few years ago when Pango dropped FreeType for HarfBuzz. They wrote about the reasoning for this quite a bit back then.
@hund The thing is that GTK+ seems to only care Gnome and nothing else. Even if someone decide to fork that piece of shit called Gnome it will be difficult if GTK keeps breaking stuffs ( I am not sure if they still do it though).
GNOME is part of what I consider the evil group along with systemd and Red Hat.
@dasbrennen URxvt, titlebars in i3, the bar in qutebrowser, Polybar and Rofi. I have probably forgot something.
@person It's 'pixel graphics', not scalable vector.
Pango is a library for laying out and rendering of text. If it can't show text, it's a pretty bad library.. :|
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