[cairo] cairo_show_text and Chinese

Carl Worth cworth at cworth.org
Wed Jul 16 22:07:23 PDT 2008

On Mon, 2008-07-07 at 15:18 +1200, Robert O'Callahan wrote:

> If you want to render non-ASCII text then you should really stop using the cairo "toy text" APIs and start using a higher level text API like Pango. See http://cairographics.org/manual/cairo-Text.html... This should be in the FAQ too.

Yes, we definitely need a new question answered there:

	I've been using cairo_show_text, but I want to start doing more
	complex things than it can do. How can I switch to using pango

And the answer would have before and after snippets of code.

Behdad, want to write up that answer for us? If you'd like to just post
a reply to this message, I'd be glad to put the answer into the FAQ page
on the wiki.


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