[Cairo] Text APIs round 2

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Fri Aug 15 09:47:33 PDT 2003

Around 14 o'clock on Aug 15, Soeren Sandmann wrote:

> I'm not sure how this will work for applications creating
> cross-platform documents. What font name will they store in the
> document? (Maybe this problem is fundamentally unsolvable without
> embedding entire fonts in the document).

Persistence of font names is definitely out of the scope of cairo; the 
cross-platform APIs are supposed to make 'toy' applications easy to build 
with 'real' applications using a higher level text layout API on top of 
cairo.  That higher level API will invoke OS-depedent font discovery 
routines and have to deal with font names on it's own.


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