[cairo] non-ascii output
otaylor at redhat.com
Tue May 17 16:06:47 PDT 2005
On Tue, 2005-05-17 at 16:02 -0700, Carl Worth wrote:
> cairo_show_text is being really braindead right now and never looking
> beyond the first font returned.
> I would be glad to have cairo_show_text do some simple font merging by
> marching through the list of returned fonts until it found one that
> had the glyph of interest. And at the bottom of the search, we can
> have a builtin "font" that just does the little numbered-box trick to
> display the numerical unicode value.
> With that builtin we can guarantee that *something* would be displayed
> for every utf-8 character, even on platforms where fontconfig isn't
> being used.
Note problems with font metrics. Better than nothing, perhaps, but don't
expect things to "just work".
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