[cairo] Wanted features in Cairo.

Bill Spitzak spitzak at thefoundry.co.uk
Tue Jun 26 04:07:37 PDT 2007

Yes I very much suspect that he wants at least 3 end caps, possibly 4. 
There is the two ends of the lines, and the two ends of each internal 
dash. It is also possible that one of the end caps is used for both ends 
of the internal dash, if this is what Microsoft did I think it would be 
acceptable to copy that.

Rafael Villar Burke wrote:
> Jeff Muizelaar wrote:
>> Miguel de Icaza <miguel <at> ximian.com> writes:
>>> * Line caps
>>>     A feature that we are currently missing is the ability to use
>>> different line caps for the beginning and end of a drawing.   Cairo
>>> currently only offers one option: cairo_set_line_cap and we would need
>>> to have separate versions for the beginning and end.
>> What would dashing look like? Something like:
>> [==) [==) [==)
>> where the start cap is butt and the end cap is round?
> I suppose what he's meaning is being able to use arrowheads pointing to 
> a different direction for each end and other asymmetric symbols, like 
> those used for dimension lines.
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> Regards,
> Rafael Villar Burke

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