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

Mike Emmel mike.emmel at gmail.com
Sun Jan 8 09:12:59 PST 2006

On 1/8/06, MenTaLguY <mental at rydia.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-01-08 at 10:22 -0600, Mike Emmel wrote:
> > Today Cairo  already has a lot of use cases where a GObject dependency
> > is problematic and advanced text layout is useful therefore why not a
> > simple cairo specific non gobject version of pango ?
> "simple" and "version of pango" are sort of mutually exclusive.  Pango's
> functionality is extremely non-trivial.  It'd be a lot of work to keep
> up-to-date with upstream pango, and unless you wanted to do a major
> rewrite, you'd effectively have to re-implement a GObject subset anyway.
> It might be easier/more worthwhile to subset GObject for situations
> where the full thing would be too heavy.  I'd be surprised if pango used
> all GObject features.
I think there would be a lot of intrest in a small version of glib/gobject.

> Another option might be to investigate using something like the layout
> components of IBM's ICU, and see if that would be lighter-weight.  (n.b.
> I haven't checked out the licensing situation there)
Cool I did not know about this. I'll investigate. From initial review it makes
pango look small though :)

> -mental
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