[cairo] windows fonts bug

cu cairouser at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 14 20:40:45 PDT 2009

Thanks for the patch - will apply asap (of course now I have to remember
to update all local copies of Cairo, oops).

I'd gladly dump windows fonts somehow and use the same fonts I have on
Mac, but can FreeType fonts be used under Windows? What would I have to
do to use them in Cairo?

Kozhevnikov Mikhail wrote:
> Hi All,
> There was a bug (see code and resulting picture attached) in cairo on Windows we've discussed in the thread "Toy text api, PNG, and magic numbers" some time ago. Jonathan Kew proposed an uncomplicated patch by Mozilla (http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/gfx/cairo/win32-cleartype-clipping.patch?raw=1) which does solve the problem. 
> Why not include the patch in the next release?
> I've verified that the bug persists in cairo 1.8.8.
> I admit the problem occurs frequently only in some special cases and has several solutions, simplest one being to avoid using Windows fonts.
> Best regards, 
> Mikhail.
> cairo at cairographics.org
> http://lists.cairographics.org/mailman/listinfo/cairo

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