[Xcb] [Bug 43050] New: Explain in the tutorial that core fonts are discouraged

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Thu Nov 17 18:34:25 PST 2011


             Bug #: 43050
           Summary: Explain in the tutorial that core fonts are
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: XCB
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: medium
         Component: Library
        AssignedTo: xcb at lists.freedesktop.org
        ReportedBy: dancecile at gmail.com
         QAContact: xcb at lists.freedesktop.org

The "Basic Graphics Programming" tutorial for XCB includes a section on fonts
and text
Unfortunately, this part of the tutorial uses server-side, core fonts whose use
is discouraged.

This section of the tutorial should be removed, replaced with an Xft section,
or at least annotated with a warning that Xft provides better font and text
support than the old core fonts system.

For example, the "Fonts in X11" documentation
(http://www.x.org/releases/X11R7.5/doc/fonts/fonts.html) says, "While X.Org
will continue to maintain the core fonts system, toolkit authors are encouraged
to switch to Xft as soon as possible."

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