[cairo] how to get text size ?

Stefan Salewski mail at ssalewski.de
Fri Jul 8 13:04:34 UTC 2016

On Fri, 2016-07-08 at 13:41 +0200, Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
> Hi folks,
> how can I find out how much space some given piece of
> text needs on the surface ?

Maybe I miss something, but when I type "cairo text" in google I get
this proposal at the top


There are related functions like

cairo_glyph_extents ()

and maybe pango functions -- generally we use pango for text rendering.

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