[cairo] Recommended method to use text on Windows CE/ Win32

Mohit Sindhwani ml3p at onghu.com
Thu Sep 24 01:45:13 PDT 2009

Mike Shaver wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 7:27 AM, Mohit Sindhwani <ml3p at onghu.com> wrote:
>> Mohit Sindhwani wrote:
>>> Hi!  We are planning to use Cairo on Windows CE/ Windows Mobile.  So
>>> far, we have been able to get pixman and Cairo to compile with Visual
>>> Studio and are able to do stuff like drawing lines, polygons, working
>>> with PNG (read only), etc.  Looking ahead, what's the recommended way
>>> for us to use text on Windows CE/ Mobile?  Any one using something
>>> successfully?
>> *bump*
> Firefox uses Freetype on Windows CE, we'll move to use harfbuzz as
> well in the future I believe.
> http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/gfx/thebes/src/gfxFT2Fonts.cpp
> If you care about a subset of languages or fonts, your code could
> likely be a lot simpler; strange fonts and flexible control over font
> selection for different languages contributes a lot of lines to that
> code.
> Mike
Thanks Mike - I'll take a look at that to get started.  For now, we can 
restrict ourselves to English... though the future is wide open.. but 
I'm willing to revisit language support again when we need it.

9/24/2009 | 4:45 PM.

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