[cairo] About cairo_show_text and UTF-8...

Scott Robert Ladd graphics at coyotegulch.com
Thu Jan 5 19:45:52 PST 2006

Owen Taylor wrote:
> Well, perhaps not obvious, but you should be using Pango as the text 
> API when using Cairo, just as you do for GTK+ or GDK.

Since I only needed to display one simple glyph (an italic lowercase
theta), I simply *drew* it as an ellipse and line, eliminating the need
to get Pango involved.

You can find the result (including screen shot) here:


Thanks, though; my next Cairo/GTK+ application will require much more
extensive font manipulations, and Pango will likely be my tool of choice.


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