[Xcb] Ttf Fonts

Julien Danjou julien at danjou.info
Wed Dec 3 02:51:24 PST 2008

Hi Matthew,

At 1228300553 time_t, Matthew Allen wrote:
> I'm porting an Xlib based framework to XCB. And it uses Xft for fonts. So my question is, what is the done thing in terms of using Xft in an XCB application?

I heard there was a portage, but it never gets merged in.
As far as I was concerned for awesome[1] I switched to pango + cairo.

> Maybe I should use the built in font methods instead? But I think that maps to the old legacy X windows font API does it not? Not that new TTF based fonts that Xft gives you.

Yes, using the old internal X font would be a big lose.
Unfortunately there is not so much solution.

[1] http://awesome.naquadah.org

Julien Danjou
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