[cairo] Showing my ignorance about text rendering again

Peter Clifton pcjc2 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Feb 24 03:45:14 PST 2010

On Wed, 2010-02-24 at 12:24 +0100, ecir hana wrote:

> For more, look e.g. here: ("twardoch" is right. If he says something
> else than I did, he's right again)
> http://typophile.com/node/27742

Thanks for the explanation, and the pointer to that reference.. it is
quite clear.

I guess for our application (matching pango + cairo rendering on-screen
to our legacy postscript printing output), I have three options:

1. Finish my cairo printing code, and forget about how it used to render
2. Force line-spacing on-screen to be that assumed by the printing code
3. Don't care too much.. we're printing schematic diagrams, not books!

(NB: Multi-line text is not a very common case in schematics, and we're
not talking about a huge difference after all).

Best regards,

Peter Clifton

Electrical Engineering Division,
Engineering Department,
University of Cambridge,
9, JJ Thomson Avenue,

Tel: +44 (0)7729 980173 - (No signal in the lab!)

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