[cairo] Cairo + FreeType Binaries for WIndows?

Dominic Lachowicz domlachowicz at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 13:04:23 PDT 2008

Since you're on Windows, you can do an EnumFontFamilies(), which is
the native equivalent of fc-list. You can use that info to create
HFONTs or LOGFONTs that cairo can use directly [1]. In that case,
there's no need for FreeType or FontConfig to get involved.


1: http://www.cairographics.org/manual/cairo-Win32-Fonts.html

On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 3:57 PM,  <robertk54 at aol.com> wrote:
> >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.
>  Thanks,
>  Bob
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