[cairo] Loading font from a file in pycairo
mdroe at stsci.edu
Fri Aug 10 11:36:44 PDT 2007
I'm making some improvements to the Cairo backend in matplotlib and I
have question about font loading.
matplotlib has its own font-finding infrastructure, and most of the
rendering backends load fonts by a filename returned from that system.
Is there any way to load a font by its filename in pycairo?
It looks like it is possible in C to load a freetype font with
FT_Open_Face and then use cairo_ft_font_face_create_for_ft_face. Is
freetype always assumed to be on all platforms, or would one have to use
cairo_win32_font_face_create_for_hfont, for example, on Windows?
Are there any thoughts about exposing this in pycairo? Is this just a
bad idea for reasons that I might be missing?
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