Re: Label in tray = P in the A
- From: Sergey Udaltsov <sergey udaltsov gmail com>
- To: Matthias Clasen <matthias clasen gmail com>
- Cc: GNOME Desktop Hackers <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Label in tray = P in the A
- Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 01:06:29 +0000
How could I tell pango about hinting and AA settings? I could not find
that in pango API, only in cairo....
I will check the snapshot function...
On 3/24/10, Matthias Clasen <matthias clasen gmail com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 7:42 PM, Sergey Udaltsov
> <sergey udaltsov gmail com> wrote:
> > In GNOME 2.30, the kbd indicator moved to the tray. People are happy,
> > most of them. But ... there is a trouble.
> > StatusIcons are not GTK widgets. And, as the result, the indicator has
> > to "emulate" gtk widget. That's a real pain, folks. The indicator
> > renders text to cairo, converts cairo to pixbuf, sets status icon from
> > pixbuf. Worst of all, the widget has to follow gtk style, font
> > rendering settings etc. What a pain.. Bug reports... Now, another one:
> > https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=611875.
> > Here is my question of the day: why does the font size retrieved from
> > gtk style and provided to cairo give different results, comparing to
> > the gtk itself? I simply do not get that...
> > I tried to use cairo_scaled_font_t - but the results are even worse,
> > the font gets smaller;)
> > Thanks for any ideas,
> Using the cairo 'toy' text api is almost never correct. I've just
> fixed a bunch of Indic text rendering bugs in various apps that were
> caused by use of this api instead of pango. You can have a look at
> pango/examples/cairosimple.c for how that might look.
> Or maybe you can just use gtk_widget_get_snapshot with a label widget.
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