[cairo] Problem creating PDFs without fontconfig

Kaiser Bernhard bernhard.kaiser at wipotec.com
Wed Nov 3 03:49:39 PDT 2010

Thank you for your help,

it works fine.

Best Regards


Bernhard Kaiser
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-----Original Message-----
From: Adrian Johnson [mailto:ajohnson at redneon.com]
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2010 1:17 PM
To: Kaiser Bernhard
Cc: cairo at cairographics.org
Subject: Re: [cairo] Problem creating PDFs without fontconfig

On 25/10/10 18:39, Kaiser Bernhard wrote:
> I’m using cairo 1.4.10 and I have patched cairo using freetype without
> fontconfig (patch by David Turner) because my software is based on a
> proprietary operating system.
> When I use the PDF backend to create PDF files I have a problem:

I recommend upgrading to cairo 1.10.0 which can be compiled without
fontconfig. If you still getting a broken PDF, check the surface status
after calling cairo_surface_finish() as this will tell you if the font
subsetting has failed.

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