Re: Label in tray = P in the A

Thanks Matthias

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:
>  >
>  >
>  > 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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