[cairo] Font size problem on Mac OS X

Peter Clifton pcjc2 at cam.ac.uk
Wed May 12 05:20:48 PDT 2010

A follow up from the reporter:

> On 5/11/10 10:14 PM, Peter Clifton wrote:
> > Are you on 32bit / 64bit?
>    64 on the x86 Mac and the SPARC, 32 on the G5.
> > I'm fairly sure there must be a recipe to get this working - possibly it
> > will involve switching between native OS X text handling support in
> > pango / cairo, to freetype + fontconfig.
>    I rebuilt pango v1.28.0 against the cairo installation that ships 
> with OS X v10.6 X11, then it worked perfectly.
>    I don't know how that cairo was built, nor do I know what release it 
> is.  This is especially frustrating because I didn't even know cairo was 
> included with 10.6; I just got this machine recently (Macbook Air, from 
> my employer) and hadn't noticed that cairo was a part of the standard X 
> install.
>    This does not bode well for my 10.4 machine (G5), which is my main 
> workstation, as I'll have to actually compile cairo on there.
>    Anyway, if you have any thoughts on this, I'm up for helping you 
> narrow it down.
>               -Dave

Does this give any further hint as to the config which is causing
breakage? I don't have access to any OS X machines, so don't know what
font back-ends it is likely to be using.

Peter Clifton

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