[cairo] Reconsidering hiding the glyph structure
mike.emmel at gmail.com
Sat May 13 12:56:00 PDT 2006
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.
I've found that to do this I basically duplicate a lot of code that is in cairo.
A lot of code uses unicode for drawing cairo only publicaly supports utf8.
I don't want to convert to utf8 just so it can be converted back to
unicode for drawing.
Caching glyphs is useful for optimizing drawing.
I don't see why the glyph struct can not be made public.
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