[cairo] complex text rendering/layout
behdad at behdad.org
Tue Jul 24 10:06:19 PDT 2007
On Mon, 2007-07-23 at 13:04 -0400, satish kambala wrote:
> I am trying to use cairo library for rendering images (including text)
> in 'Hindi' language (Indian language). Hindi lanugauge
> follows devanagari script. I am using free type unicode font file
> (arialuni.ttf ) for doing this. I observed that some characters are
> rendered properly. In the following image, I should get the right side
> image where as I get the left side image.
> After a bit of reading came to know that rendering libraries should
> support complex script rendering to take care of these cases.
> I would like to know if cairo supports this, if so do I have to do
> anything to enable this. Also will using some other font file other
> than arial unicode file helps?
> If cairo doesn't support this, is there any other hack (like using
> some patches or plugins) to accomplish this?
Cairo doesn't support this. You should use pango+cairo. That is not a
hack though, it's a proper solution.
> Please let me know if I made any wrong assumptions. Thanks in
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