[cairo] Cairo + FreeType Binaries for WIndows?

robertk54 at aol.com robertk54 at aol.com
Wed Apr 9 12:57:15 PDT 2008

>The only reason you need Freetype is if you want to use a font that is NOT installed. eg. working directly with a font file using >the freetype API. If you just want to use pango+cairo to render text using any installed font and language, the binaries from >GTK will be enough.

This is certainly great news.? In my latest code I added FontConfig / FreeType directly.? Using the equivalent to 'fc-list' I found over 180 fonts.? The Cairo I am using (no FreeType support) only seems to be able to render a few of these (Times stands out). ?Most fonts render the same.? Does this mean that the installed fonts are just a few of the ones found by FontConfig?? Obviously I could be doing something wrong.

>Instruction for building cairo under msys/mingw are exactly the same as building under linux and can be found in the INSTALL >file of a cairo release.

Ok, I will have to take a closer look if the above does not pan out.

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