[Fontconfig] Single pass text and background

Matthew Allum breakfast at 10.am
Wed Jul 16 18:14:33 EST 2003

I dont have this problem, maybe you could post a snippet of your code
which does this for you. 

  -- Matthew Allum

on Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 04:04:38PM +1000, Matthew Allen wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm wondering whether there is a single pass method to draw text with a background using Xft? Just flat color, nothing special.
> Something like XftDrawStringUtf8 with an extra couple of parameters for a rectangle and color.
> This would make it much easier to write flicker free code. Currently I have to fill the area behind the text using a rectangle primitive and then overlay the text, and of course this doesn't happen instantly so between the 2 operations you get background color only on the screen... and thus flicker. Yes I know double buffering fixes this, but the speed + memory hit is a bit much for simple things like standard GUI widgets (tree/list/button etc).
> This is one reason windows _looks_ a lot smoother than most X applications, because they can do this. I don't see why it can't be done (maybe I'm missing something in the API?) because it's fairly simple at a technical level.
> regards
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> Matthew Allen
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