[cairo] cairo_show_text and Chinese

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Thu Oct 2 08:45:40 PDT 2008

Carl Worth wrote:
> Thanks much for that example, Behdad!
> I'm really late in posting this, but better late than never, right?

Yep.  Thanks for writing up.

> 	http://cairographics.org/FAQ/#using_pango
> The FAQ was already using C, so I ported the example code from python to
> C. That definitely made it a little less pretty. And it's possible that
> my port could be improved, (it wasn't obvious to me from the pango
> documentation whether the C API provides an equivalent of "serif 32px"
> or not, for example).

Yes, a font_description_from_string provides the same functionality across all

> Anyway, Behdad, (or anyone else), if you could read over what I put
> together and clean it up as necessary, that would be appreciated.

Looks good.  One may want to mention the _from_string() version too.


> But this should make a nice addition to the FAQ I think.
> -Carl

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