[cairo] Freetype to Cairo - newb needs help
bertram.felgenhauer at googlemail.com
Tue Oct 23 15:02:38 PDT 2007
Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-10-23 at 15:20 -0400, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> > > # find DLLs
> > > cairo_dll = ctypes.CDLL("libcairo.so")
> > > freetype_dll = ctypes.CDLL("libfreetype.so")
> > > # this makes pycairo's internals available.
> > > pycairo_dll = ctypes.PyDLL(cairo._cairo.__file__)
> > Yep, this is what I was pointed to by pygtk authors too. I'm going to
> > add this to cairo website.
> Though, doesn't work out of the box for me as recent-enough pycairo only
> exports the init_cairo symbol. /me goes finding other ways.
Oh. Gentoo does something funny when it builds pycairo (1.4.0); the
resulting _cairo.so exports PycairoFontFace_FromFontFace and a lot of
other useful symbols.
I'd resort to C at this point; pycairo.h provides the wrapper we need
in the Pycairo_CAPI interface. (Of course it's possible to wrap that
struct with ctypes and query python for it with
ctypes.pythonapi.PyCObject_Import("cairo", "CAPI"). But it feels
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