[cairo] Need a Font Primer
nicolas.george at ens.fr
Mon Aug 21 15:57:38 PDT 2006
Le quartidi 4 fructidor, an CCXIV, Travis Griggs a écrit :
> 2) I have some cases, where I want to select fonts for different
> encodings. To display mixed language texts.
ObPedantic: it is not correct to speak about different _encodings_ in this
context. Cairo uses UTF-8, only UTF-8, and it covers approximatively all the
languages in the world.
A correct term would be "script".
> For that, I'm going to
> have to get comfy with FcPattern and pattern it looks like. Can
> anyone point me to some sample code/tutorial/whatever that would
> jumpstart figuring out what a common pattern is for doing this stuff.
Are you sure you want to reinvent the wheel? If not, just use Pango: it is
slow, but it does a great work of merging fonts, and handling
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