[Cairo] Text API (was: Color transforms)

Thorsten.Behrens at Sun.COM Thorsten.Behrens at Sun.COM
Mon Jul 21 02:53:57 PDT 2003

On Fri, Owen wrote:

> Just remember that any Cairo text API's for applications will be
> more or less "toy"; for heavy-duty usage, you need a Pango equivalent.
> So, there is no point in getting too fancy with the part that
> isn't "draw these glyphs at these positions".
There's at least one subtlety: for string search working in PDF export,
mere glyphs are not sufficient. You need the original string for that. So,
if Cairo really wants to provide useful PDF exports (other possible
formats, like e.g. SVG, might pose similar problems), a glyph export might
not be enough.



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