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

Mike Emmel mike.emmel at gmail.com
Sun Jan 8 10:26:33 PST 2006

On 1/8/06, Vladimir Vukicevic <vladimirv at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

I don't disagree and if it was based on a lightweight version of gobject
glib those would be useful elsewhere.


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