[cairo] About cairo_show_text and UTF-8...
mike.emmel at gmail.com
Thu Jan 5 07:36:13 PST 2006
On 1/5/06, Scott Robert Ladd <graphics at coyotegulch.com> wrote:
> I'm running Cairo 1.0.2 and GTK+ 2.8.9 on a system with LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> and LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8.
> In interface components like a GtkLabel, I can include UTF-8 encodings
> that display correctly, as in this line of code:
> cos_label = gtk_label_new ("cos <i>\316\270</i>:");
> gtk_widget_show (cos_label);
> However, when I try to display the same encoding using cairo_show_text,
> I see a rectangle instead of the expected theta character:
> cairo_show_text(drawing_cr, "\316\270");
> I am using the system font (Sans) in Cairo.
> Am I missing something obvious?
The system font in cairo does not have those glyphs.
Pango uses a collection of fonts to meet the unicode requirements of a string.
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