[cairo] Re: Public api for getting cairo_glyph_t

Mike Emmel mike.emmel at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 16:47:43 PST 2006

On 1/10/06, Carl Worth <cworth at cworth.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Jan 2006 08:31:42 -0600, Mike Emmel wrote:
> >
> >  Cairo doesn't expose any way of converting input text
> >  * into glyphs, so in order to use the Cairo interfaces that take
> >  * arrays of glyphs, you must directly access the appropriate
> >  * underlying font system.
> That's correct. And it's by design. You must use the underlying font
> system in order to use cairo's glyph-based APIs.

But as far as I could see its not documented for each backend I found
how pango did it and did not know if it was a short cut or
optimization or the official way.
There seems to be no example or other information in the Cairo code.


> -Carl

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