[Cairo] Re: [xsvg] cairo_text_extents ?
keithp at keithp.com
Tue Nov 25 14:09:01 PST 2003
Around 10 o'clock on Nov 25, Bill Spitzak wrote:
> My preference is to make everything signed and in the identical coordinate
> system, where 0,0 is the current text position on the baseline. The names can
> then be:
Yeah, I tried that with Xft and ended up confusing everyone horribly.
Instead of inventing our own labeling scheme, we should just steal an
existing one. The X one is at least known to most people using existing X
interfaces and shares 'left side bearing' with postscript. Let's get
metric conventions from existing systems and see if there's anything like
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