[cairo] text measuring speed

Jon Smirl jonsmirl at gmail.com
Sat Jun 11 09:15:45 PDT 2005

On 6/11/05, Owen Taylor <otaylor at redhat.com> wrote:
> How would you propose rendering to a PDF file or using native fonts
> on Win32 without having Cairo involved in font handling?

Pango would replace freetype with an equivalent for PDF/Win32 on these

> Even for RENDER, server side resources (cached glyphs) are managed
> by Cairo and used at the rendering step to make rendering far more
> efficient than if it was done just as bitmaps.

I see what the problem is now. A cached glyph can either be a bitmap
or a pointer to a native font glyph that gets generated elsewhere.
Cairo definitely has to deal with that.

But this still doesn't explain why Cairo needs to deal with font extents.

Jon Smirl
jonsmirl at gmail.com

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