[cairo] Re: cairo-win32 falls over when asked for the path of a glyph from a bitmap font

Adrian Johnson ajohnson at redneon.com
Mon Apr 9 15:22:46 PDT 2007

Owen Taylor wrote:
> to cache glyphs. So, at that point when glyph_init() was added to cairo,
> the contract was that if backend implemented show_glyphs() then it didn't need 
> to implement that part of glyph_init(). Apparently that's changed... 

The PS and PDF surfaces require glyph_init() to return a surface for
bitmap fonts. If the standard subsetters fail, type1 fallback calls
glyph_init() to get the path. If that returns unsupported, type3
fallback calls glyph_init() to get a bitmap surface.

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