[cairo] Looking for a few good sample inputs

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Fri Aug 6 08:49:31 PDT 2010

Hi Travis,

There's some sample text in pango/pango-view/test-*.txt.

You can see output from some of those files here:


Hope that helps,

On 08/05/10 20:11, Travis Griggs wrote:
> I'm looking for some good input sources of unicode character sequences
> that show Pango off. The current character renderer we use (rather
> dated) is a classic western left to right thing, measure character
> cells, stream them left to right. I've played with some simple examples,
> printing Arabic timestamps is interesting because they require
> right-to-left and BIDI. And I did some decomposed character sequences.
> So I'm looking for some *useful* inputs that ours will fall over on, and
> that I can then render with Pango, and demonstrate how much more correct
> it is, and how we ought to invest in this sort of thing. :)
> By useful, I mean sequences that aren't "edge cases", but likely to be
> found in common software. Arabic timestamps was a great example o that.
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