[cairo] Pen vertex estimation solutions

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Tue Oct 12 11:19:49 PDT 2004

Around 10 o'clock on Oct 12, Carl Worth wrote:

Thanks for the corrections, I think they're all right.

> Speaking of which. The utf-8 notation is lovely when rendered properly,
> but it is less than useful in an ASCII-only environment. I'm not sure we
> want to impose that burden on the code just yet. Or, if we do, then
> someone needs to teach me how to get emacs to properly grok this. I had
> to resort to the archives on the web to read the original message:

You'll need to do:

	$ apt-get install mule-ucs

That's supposed to enable utf-8 support, but I was unable to make it work 
after half an hour of fussing around.  Presumably people use this though.
My own text editor can't handle anything other than UTF-8, which has it's 
own set of problems.

Given that both the Gnome and KDE projects require UTF-8 support to
maintain translations, it doesn't seem a significant burden to require
UTF-8 support to read comments in the code.  Even without UTF-8 support,
any text editor capable of dealing with 8-bit characters should transcode
the file undamaged.

Think of it as a subtle way to encourage developers to migrate to UTF-8 
capable tools.

> Keith, do you have a patch ready for cairo already, or shall I put it
> in?

The code awaits a commit on my hard disk.  


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