[cairo] text on win32

Daniel Amelang daniel.amelang at gmail.com
Thu Feb 1 14:31:00 PST 2007

On 2/1/07, JORDAN MINER <jminer2613 at students.pcci.edu> wrote:
> Hello, this is my first post here, although I've been using cairo for over
> a year now. I've been working on a (to-be cross-platform) GUI library for
> the D programming language, and I've been using cairo to draw everything
> in it. So far, I've just used 0.6, 0.9, and 1.0. I decided to finally
> start using 1.3 namely because I need get_clip_rectangles_list and other
> additions. Thanks to everyone who made this great library.
> For now, I am just drawing text with cairo_show_text, but with 1.3.12,
> only the first letter is shown. It does actually draw all of the text, but
> the letters are just so far apart that usually only the first one is
> visible on screen. I can put a screenshot online if desired.
> It takes me a couple hours to get a version of cairo compiled, so I have
> not tested any other versions. I just know that it works with 1.0 and does
> not with 1.3.12. Has anyone heard of this before? Is there anything I
> might have done wrong?

Yes, actually I ran into this exact problem with cairo_show_text on
windows with 1.3.12 a couple weeks ago. I haven't looked very deep
into it yet, so I don't have a solution, sorry. cairo_show_text is
part of the "toy" text API, which is not meant to be used for "real"
application development, so I just figured I would skip straight to
the "real" Win32 glyph/text way of doing things instead of spending
time debugging the "toy" code. I haven't made any progress since.

My recommendation is to file a bug. Maybe someone else will have time
in the near future to look into this.


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