[cairo] rendering UTF8 text

Ulrich Mierendorff ulrich.mierendorff at gmx.net
Tue Jun 26 02:35:48 PDT 2007

Sorry, I did not mean cairo depends on glib but pango depends on it. But 
if gettext is LGPL it should not be a problem.
But I do not know if (windows) users/developers like to build/download 
dozens of libraries just to use my library. The whole glib etc. things 
make that overcomplicated and I just wanted to render some text ;-)

Ulrich Mierendorff

Tor Lillqvist schrieb:
> Ulrich Mierendorff writes:
>  > But it is true that it depends on glib 
> cairo does not depend on glib. What makes you think that?
>  > which depends on gettext which is GPLed. And the GPL is a problem
>  > for me and others.
> gettext is not wholly GPL. The file gettext-runtime/COPYING from
> gettext 0.16.1 says:
> [[
>     The gettext-runtime package is partially under the LGPL and
>     partially under the GPL.
>     The following parts are under the LGPL, see files
>     intl/COPYING.LIB-2.0 and intl/COPYING.LIB-2.1:
>       - the libintl and libasprintf libraries and their header files,
>       - the libintl.jar Java library,
>       - the GNU.Gettext.dll C# library,
>       - the gettext.sh shells script function library.
>     The following parts are under the GPL, see file COPYING in the
>     toplevel directory:
>       - the _programs_ gettext, ngettext, envsubst,
>       - the documentation.
> ]]
> In gettext 0.14.5, the file was even shorter:
> [[
>     The gettext-runtime package is under the LGPL, see files
>     intl/COPYING.LIB-2.0 and intl/COPYING.LIB-2.1.
> ]]
> So the gettext runtime library "libintl", which is what matters at
> runtime for applications, is definitely LGPL.
> --tml

ulrich.mierendorff at gmx.net

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