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authorAlan Coopersmith <>2014-01-17 22:25:56 -0800
committerAlan Coopersmith <>2014-01-23 22:00:11 -0800
commit2a3429413df27224ceeddd22500ce43b5431d698 (patch)
parentefcb136a03f642fba7e289e25d5dcf609bd13f07 (diff)
Add note to README declaring snf fonts to be deprecated
pcf was introduced to replace snf in X11R5 in 1991: 22 years is long enough to move off a font format that was alive for less than a decade before that, and widely considered a bad idea even then: Signed-off-by: Alan Coopersmith <> Reviewed-by: Matthieu Herrb <> Reviewed-by: Eric Anholt <> Reviewed-by: Julien Cristau <>
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diff --git a/README b/README
index 931821b..65f1aa4 100644
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+++ b/README
@@ -43,7 +43,8 @@ configure script takes various options to enable or disable them:
snf bitmap fonts - standard bitmap font format prior to X11R5 in 1991,
remains only for backwards compatibility. Unlike pcf, snf files
are architecture specific, and contain less font information
- than pcf files.
+ than pcf files. snf fonts are deprecated and may be disabled
+ by default in future libXfont releases.
Enabled by default, disable via --disable-snfformat.
-- Font services: