Support for sFamilyClass font attribute to allow searching by serif style
Submitted by Eric Wasylishen
Assigned to Akira TAGOH
The OpenType spec has a field called sFamilyClass in the required OS/2 table, which allows the font designer to classify the font based on a "family class" (e.g. serif, sans-serif) and "family subclass" (e.g. modern, old style).
It would be really nice if Fontconfig read this field from fonts and allowed searching based on it (probably treating it as two separate fields: maybe FC_FAMILY_CLASS and FC_FAMILY_SUBCLASS?)
In my opinion, this kind of classification would be really useful to present to users for choosing fonts. I would be happy to write a patch if you think this is a good idea.. :-)