[cairo] Using Pango+Cairo to layout non-standard / international text
robertk54 at aol.com
robertk54 at aol.com
Mon Apr 28 09:45:15 PDT 2008
>> Win32 is for a prototype. Linux is the product. I would prefer
>> using my working prototype and adding this feature. I got the
>> for Win32 and the cairo it comes with does not support freetype
>> I asumed this would be the same for the Linux version.
>That's an incorrect assumption, then.
>Most cairo builds that you will find will support the platform's
>"native" font system. For Linux, this is freetype. So the cairo and
>pango packages in almost any Linux distribution will have freetype
>For Microsoft Windows, most builds of cairo will *not* use freetype,
>as it's generally not desired, (instead, cairo-using applications for
>Windows generally want to access the native font system so that they
>have the same list of fonts available as other applications, etc.).
This would not be an issue for me due to the type of application.
>Personally, I'd recommend developing your Linux applications on Linux
>to avoid confusion. :-)
If I were more of a Linux person then I would probably agree to this.
is developed using DirectShow. I use it to play a video and
add text and adjust settings. The product is something which does much
and does not have the ability to provide the instant feedback. I have
a test, convert the files, transfer them and the view them. Real
>It should technically be possible to build cairo+pango with freetype
>support on Microsoft Windows, but it's not something that's done
>frequently, meaning that you're unlikely to find pre-built packages
>for this, and you may run into some unique issues since you're doing
>something that's been tested much less than more conventional uses.
Yes, I agree it should be possible. And if I had a few more months I
am sure I could do it. I already built cairo without freetype support
some msvc settings I found. I was hoping to build more using the MINGW
or even a Linux cross-compiling setup.
>Does that make more sense now?
Absolutely, thanks. Perhaps the person who did the Linux install for
did not get the right version of the cairo library containing freetype
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