[cairo] Problem with ft fonts

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at cs.toronto.edu
Thu Jan 26 14:14:45 PST 2006

On Thu, 26 Jan 2006, Fred Kiefer wrote:
> The statement [_faceInfo fontFace] is a bit of Objective-C code, that
> returns a reused, fully resolved cairo_font_face_t* structure. So far
> everything looks fine, it is possible to set different fonts and they
> get displayed nicely. Now my problem is that for some fonts text is
> drawn with the same point size, no matter what matrix gets set for it.
> What am I doing wrong here? Or is there any known limitation to the FT
> font system in cairo?
> This happens for example with the Adobe Helvetica and the Adobe Courier
> font, but works fine for some other Adobe fonts (Adobe Utopia even fails
> with a segmentation fault, but this is probably a different problem),
> but also with some other fonts from other vendors.

Means they are bitmap fonts?  The crash specially, I found a
crasher in the bitmap rendering path in cairo yesterday...

> All of this takes place on a SuSE Linux 10 system with the CVS version
> of cairo and lib freetype 2.1.10
> Cheers
> Fred
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