[cairo] pango + cairo userfont
behdad at behdad.org
Tue Apr 8 13:52:42 PDT 2008
On Tue, 2008-04-08 at 16:41 -0400, robertk54 at aol.com wrote:
> So, Pango can be used to select any system font / language and render
> to a Cairo ARGB surface, no need for FontConfig and FreeType?
> If so, then what is the advantage of using FontConfig / FreeType?
Nothing. Pango and cairo use them internally.
> Can one create and install their own FreeType fonts? Is this
> considered a 'userfont'?
I'm not sure what you mean. If you install a font that fontconfig can
see, Pango will see it too. User-font support in Pango will become
useful to use uninstalled fonts.
> Thanks again for the help,
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