[cairo] How can I activate subpixel positioning for text with `pangocairo` and `(py)cairo`?
Sebastian M. Ernst
ernst at pleiszenburg.de
Thu May 7 11:10:05 UTC 2020
I just came across this article  saying that subpixel positioning was
added to pango 1.44 in 2019 - not without its issues though. Apparently
it is switched off by default . Both articles go as far as saying
that the latest master from cairo is required. Maybe it has been
released in the meantime (?). I am using cairo through pycairo in Python.
Two questions actually:
- Which version / release of cairo & pycairo do I need for activating
this feature? Or do I (still) need to build cairo & pycairo from
- How do I activate subpixel positioning with (py)cairo & pangocairo?
I have also posted this question on stackoverflow  and in the pycairo
issue tracker  - the folks at pycairo are not sure about the current
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