[cairo-bugs] [Bug 4464] The cyrillic characters aren't displayed properly

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Mon Sep 19 06:23:34 PDT 2005

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------- Additional Comments From otaylor at redhat.com  2005-09-19 06:23 -------
With that test case, I get a PNG that looks OK, it says:

 Zdravei, svyat!

Or something like that. Ah, I think maybe I understand your issue -
Cairo (unlike Pango), doesn't have any sort of font fallback mechanism,
so it will just try to use the the best matched font. So if the first
font in the Serif alias doesn't have Cyrillic characters, you'll just
get boxes.

If you explicitely select a font with Cyrillic characters, or give
fontconfig a hint for font selection by setting LC_CTYPE to 
bg_BG.UTF-8, then it probably will work better.
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