[cairo] Using Pango and TrueType Fonts

Michael Gerbracht smartmails at arcor.de
Fri Feb 27 07:30:20 PST 2015

In article <54F01CF6.2000004 at behdad.org>, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at behdad.org>
> Ok so you are saying that some symbol fonts, like Wingdings, don't work.
> That's rather expected.  Pango uses Unicode encoding only, so you would
> need to encode symbol characters using their Unicode numbers instead of,
> eg, "Some text".

Thanks for your answer, but I think that's not the point. "Times New Roman"
does not work either because it is a TrueType font and OpenType symbolic
fonts do work with pango. It might be true that I need to use unicode to
access all available characters in a font but I am not able to display any
character of a TrueType fonts.
Do you know whether TrueType fonts are supposed to work with pango?

> On 15-02-26 10:42 AM, Michael Gerbracht wrote:
> > In article <54EE62FA.8020602 at behdad.org>, Behdad Esfahbod
> > <behdad at behdad.org> wrote:
> >>> I would like to use Pango with Cairo to display data in graphs.[...] I
> >>> am using a pangocairo library for lua running on windows to generate
> >>> the graphics [...] First I noiced that I can display OpenType fonts but
> >>> TrueType fonts are not displayed (just a crossed out rectangle is shown
> >>> instead). I am using the pango_font_description_from_string method to
> >>> set the font. Do I have to convert TrueType fonts first?

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