Xlib and rotated text?

Peter Harris pharris at opentext.com
Thu Mar 17 12:30:52 PDT 2011

On 2011-03-17 13:52, Chris wrote:
> I've had a look at freetype, but it seems like overkill for what I
> need and also a dependency I'm not sure I can "afford" (and it seems
> that then I also need fontconfig). So this is a last resort for me.

You want to use ciaro/pango/fontconfig/freetype for this, rather than
re-inventing the wheel.

> So, can I do it in Xlib without writing the complete matric algebra
> by myself (if so, where can I find an example/manual/tutorial),

If you really really want to use as few libraries as possible, you could
draw your text onto a pixmap, then rotate it to your window using
XRenderSetPictureTransform and XRenderComposite.



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