[cairo] fonts and text in ISO C++ graphics library? (Re: Cairo and ISO C++)

suzuki toshiya mpsuzuki at hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Mon Jan 6 20:56:46 PST 2014

If cairo's user font API is too huge, the limitation
to cairo toy font would be a reasonable attitude, I think.

I'm afraid the definition of the set of functions to
be implemented is already complicated task. Especially,
the publishing/encapsulation of the functions to translate
face identification name <-> font object, character <-> glyph,
Unicode text layout feature control, etc would be very
platform dependent, thus, the standardization of the class
itself would be complicated task.


On 01/07/2014 01:36 PM, Ray Gardener wrote:
> Why not just implement all font details as callbacks (if it isn't already done this way), leave it up to the library user to provide fonts, font renderer, outline extraction from glyphs, font metadata, etc.
> Ray

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