[cairo] Accented characters and guimette

Elmar Braun Elmar.Braun at sh-p.de
Mon Oct 11 02:39:19 PDT 2010

> Justi, a simple context.ShowText("é") or context.ShowText("»"); followed by
> any other drawing operations should show it.

Did you note that Cairo demands UTF-8 encoded strings?


(That's the C API; not sure whether your .NET binding does any conversion.)

Latin small letter e with acute is "\xC3\xA9" in UTF-8, written as a C string. Your "é" might be interpreted as "\xE9", which is that letter's encoding in ISO-8859-1, or "\xE9\x00" in UTF-16.

Best regards,

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