[cairo] Recommended method to use text on Windows CE/ Win32
ml3p at onghu.com
Mon Sep 28 18:14:22 PDT 2009
Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> On 09/27/2009 04:19 AM, Mohit Sindhwani wrote:
>> Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
>>> Then just compile cairo with the win32 font backend and use
>> Hi Behdad,
>> Actually, I followed this:
>> And near the end, it says:
>> Since there is no easy solution for this, I just commented out the
>> function body, so text rendering isn’t supported by cairo on Windows CE
>> for now. Revisiting my changes to cairo, I saw that I tried to
>> reimplement GetCharacterPlacement and some more needed functions, but
>> that code has to be looked upon again. In the end I didn’t manage to
>> bring rendered text onto a cairo surface.
>> That's why I thought that cairo_show_text would probably not work
> I have no idea what API is available on WinCE. If you just want to
> render some text and don't care about the font, you can compile cairo
> with no native font backend and you'll get the internal font face.
Thanks! I'm going to try that. I did find that including win32_font.c
throws up numerous errors. But if I can get the basic bits working
first, I can later see what else is supported.
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