libXrender - documentation?
Eirik Byrkjeflot Anonsen
eirik at opera.com
Tue Jan 27 00:23:09 PST 2009
Clemens Eisserer <linuxhippy at gmail.com> writes:
>> For sure the Opera/QT combination is not doing anything like that - all
>> the calls that actually pass glyphs to/from the server use good ol' Xlib.
>> Though there is evidence that xft does use Xrender elsewhere in its
> I don't know about opera, but im am pretty (99,5%) sure QT uses Render
> - now if Opera uses QT's graphic context for drawing it will
> implicitly use it.
The text handling in Qt 2 was abysmal (in particular the font
switching), so we (opera) implemented our own. I don't think we've
changed it much since then. I believe our implementation uses xft and
"classic x fonts" directly.
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