[cairo] Getting real linearly-scalable text

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Fri May 16 07:41:30 PDT 2008

On Thu, 2008-05-15 at 23:27 -0700, Travis Griggs wrote:
> Behdad,
> Loved this detailed post. I learned a lot from reading it. Thank you.

You're welcome Travis!

> One question I have at the end, is how will this effect the cross  
> platform nature of Cairo? What is the effect, if any, on OSX/Windows  
> backends. If I ran this code snippet on Windows/OSX, would I expect  
> similar problems. And will this solution solve it across the board? Or
> do things have to be done there?

Very good question.  Some of it (metrics & raster & path sharing) will
be done in cairo-scaled-font and is the right thing to do for all
backends.  The rest (rasterizing using cairo) depends on the backend

Would be great if people could run the test on win32 and quartz and send
the output.

> Thanks again.


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