[cairo] Real fonts

Jon Smirl jonsmirl at yahoo.com
Tue May 25 08:51:53 PDT 2004

Owen has just written this article about subpixel positioning in Pango

We also have this as a preview of what MS is upto:

Between these two references you can get a pretty good idea of what is needed to
do good fonts with Cairo. It's a whole lot of work.

For the mesa people, the MS slides detail some hardware additions for DX-10. Do
these have extensions defined for them yet? Can ATI hardware support 1bpp

They are also not doing skew/transform in the app. Instead they start with an
oversized 1bpp font and skew it in the graphics engine. This is better from a
caching aspect.

Jon Smirl
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