[cairo] Sign of cairo_font_extents->descent

Carl Worth cworth at redhat.com
Mon May 2 13:45:28 PDT 2005

On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 12:34:44 -0400, Owen Taylor wrote:
> I just discovered that the FreeType and Win32 font backends don't agree
> on the sign of cairo_font_extents->descent.


>  FreeType backend: a font that descends below the baseline has  a 
>    negative descent
>    (Like in the FreeType API)
>  Win32 backend: a font that descends below the baseline as a 
>    positive descent
>    (Like Xft, Pango, Windows, ATSUI APIs)
> I'd suggest we change the FreeType backend.

I have no intrinsic authority on which to base an opinion here. I
would defer to consensus among well-established text APIs, and I think
you've demonstrated that quite clearly that that lies in favor of the

So I won't stand in the way of this one.


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