Re: Deprecated calls in libzvt

Joe Shaw <joe ximian com> writes:
> On Mon, 2002-02-04 at 11:41, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > > It also uses GdkFont which is again deprecated. Should this be
> > > ported to use Pango?
> > 
> > No, Pango doesn't make sense for a terminal. If it's ported it should
> > be to Xlib (XFontStruct, XLoadFont(), etc.)
> What makes Pango inherently inappropriate for a terminal?  I can see how
> a PangoLayout wouldn't work, but couldn't you implement a
> PangoTerminalLayout or something similar?  (Not that it isn't a lot of
> work, I am just curious.)

You could use PangoFont maybe, but not PangoLayout or the shapers
probably, so it isn't getting you very far. 

Owen could say better.


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