[cairo] Cairo and ISO C++

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Wed Jan 22 05:10:20 PST 2014

On 14-01-22 07:32 AM, Tavmjong Bah wrote:
> On Mon, 2014-01-20 at 19:16 -0500, Michael McLaughlin wrote:
> Here are a few things that are missing from Cairo:
> 1. The ability to use fonts that are not installed on the system (i.e.
> user fonts) at the same time one uses system fonts. (There is a user
> font API in Cairo but isn't integrated with the other font back ends.)
> 2. Font selection. The world is more than 'normal' and 'bold' or
> 'normal' and 'italic'. Font families often have many more variants. This
> is a very important point for designers. For a better idea of what is
> required see: http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-fonts/

You have nicely summarized some of the shortcomings of the cairo *toy* text API.


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