[cairo] pango + cairo userfont
behdad at behdad.org
Tue Apr 8 14:56:16 PDT 2008
On Tue, 2008-04-08 at 16:30 -0500, Keith Packard wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-04-08 at 15:52 -0500, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> > 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.
> Fontconfig and Freetype can take arbitrary (uninstalled) FreeType
> objects, either in-memory or on-disk; is there some reason you would use
> cairo-level user-fonts for regular font objects?
If you read the bug title:
Bug 347237 – Making Pango use a given cairo_font_face_t
It's about using arbitrary cairo_font_face_t's with Pango. That
includes cairo user-fonts, as well as those created with
font-backend-specific APIs. Maybe we should call that application-font
support in Pango instead of user-font.
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