Re: --export w/o $DISPLAY?

On Thu, 6 Sep 2001, Cyrille Chepelov wrote:

Le jeu, sep 06, 2001, à 04:12:43 -0500, Lars Clausen a écrit:

Conceptually, it's not complicated at all: just find the width of a
text in a given font. Technically, well, I'm waiting for patches,
because this is beyond my capacity.

Check the FreeType mailing list archives, some other program does this
(kludgily) by looking for the font.dir files in some standard places.

This is why I'd prefer delegate this stuff to a font manager like

That's a possibility, though it shouldn't be a necessity.

My freetype code uses XGetFontPath, which also requires a display.

... but is this all it needs a display for (barring, obviously, the
rendering step) ?

Indeed.  The rendering step actually only touches X when we are ready to
copy the bitmaps (I'm still stuck there.)


Lars Clausen ( | Hårdgrim of Numenor
"I do not agree with a word that you say, but I    | Retainer of Sir Kegg
will defend to the death your right to say it."    |   of Westfield
    --Evelyn Beatrice Hall paraphrasing Voltaire   | Chaos Berserker of Khorne

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