[cairo] Using Pango+Cairo to layout non-standard / international text

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Mon Apr 28 08:49:09 PDT 2008

On Mon, 2008-04-28 at 10:57 -0400, robertk54 at aol.com wrote:
> >> Will attempting to use such vertical text (font like Chinese which 
> is 
> >> intended to be rendered vertically) work on Windows using just 
> >> Cairo+Pango? Or, will I need to use FreeType builds of these? 
> >You need the FreeType backend right now. Having said that, I may be 
> >able to fix it in Pango. Will give it a try. 
> Are there binaries available for Cairo+FT2 and Pango+FT2 for Win32
> and 
> / or Linux? 
> Lack of response makes me assume I have to build this myself.  I have 
> tried setting
> up build environments with little luck.  Tried GTK on windows using
> MINGW but ran into dead end building just about anything.  Will try 
> Linux next,
> any tips on getting started here?

tml typically ships such binaries.  Search for GTK+ win32 builds with


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