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

Vladimir Vukicevic vladimirv at gmail.com
Sun Jan 8 09:38:58 PST 2006

Adding more complex text-handling API seems like it would make the
decision between using the "toy" API and a full-featured text layout
solution like Pango much harder.  I don't think cairo should be
encouraging developers to use the "toy" API by improving it to do
complex glyph selection; it would just mean that developers would be
tempted to use the toy API for non-toy applications, ignoring text
rending failures on more exotic locales.  A better solution would be
to work on creating simpler installs for Pango on win32 and OSX;
ideally, for win32, pango would be a single DLL with all the layout
engines and any data files needed included that could be trivially
shipped with any app.

    - Vlad

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