[cairo] glyph caching bug

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Mon Dec 27 01:46:31 PST 2004

I've noticed a bug somewhere in the cairo glyph caching code -- it's using 
the wrong glyphs at times, and most often with large glyphs.

Here's an example nickle program which reproduces the bug in my 
environment.  It spins "CAIRO" around at a scale of 100; at some 
rotations, various letters are mistakenly replaced with other letters or 
blanks.  Very disconcerting; you'll note that the code takes care to 
double buffer the results and should be completely smooth.

I haven't tried to debug this very far; it looks hard to find to me...



autoimport Cairo;

const real off_x = 160;
const real off_y = -30;

void main ()
    cairo_t cr = new (off_x * 2, off_x * 2);

    set_font (cr, "bitstream vera sans-100");
    for (real t = 0; true; t += 0.3)
        twixt (disable (cr); enable (cr))
            twixt (save (cr); restore (cr))
                identity_matrix (cr);
                set_rgb_color (cr, 1, 1, 1);
                rectangle (cr, 0, 0, width(cr), height(cr));
                fill (cr);
            twixt (save (cr); restore (cr))
                translate (cr, off_x, off_x);
                rotate (cr, t * pi / 60);
                set_rgb_color (cr, 0, 0, 0);
                move_to (cr, -off_x, -off_y);
                show_text (cr, "CAIRO");

if (dim(argv) > 0) main ();

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