[cairo] User font API

Peter Clifton pcjc2 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Nov 16 04:46:07 PST 2007

A slight distraction from profiling, I'm wondering if anything ever
became of the user font API discussed here (I don't see those API in
devhelp, so I guess not yet (at least not in 1.4.x):


Most of my rendering time was drawing lines which make up a font
internal to the CAD data I'm rendering. Having a feature to make up a
font at run time from this data would allow a graceful transition to
cairo rendering, without altering the appearance of any schematics users
have already made.

If it can't be done in cairo, perhaps I should be looking at whether I
can add fonts pragmatically from gschem's font data into pango. I'm
currently digging into the docs / source to see whether this is

Best wishes,

Peter Clifton

Electrical Engineering Division,
Engineering Department,
University of Cambridge,
9, JJ Thomson Avenue,

Tel: +44 (0)7729 980173 - (No signal in the lab!)

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