Re: The future of GdkFont declarations

Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com> writes:

> Jeff Franks <jcf tpg com au> writes:
> > 
> > I was just wondering, since GdkFont is to be deprecated what will happen
> > to all the GdkFont declarations that appear in other files, such as
> > gtkfontsel.h, gtkstyle.h, gdkdrawable.h, gdkgc.h and gdktypes.h. Will
> > these be changed to PangoFont or will GdkFont become a typedef for
> > PangoFont.
> > 
> GdkFont remains, so that porting won't be nightmarish, but any code
> that uses it will not internationalize properly. There may be a couple
> legitimate uses for it, maybe for terminal programs or something.
> GtkFontSelection doesn't appear to have a parallel Pango API - a bug
> report on that would be good. Seems busted. (Or maybe we'll just
> remove the GdkFont from fontsel, I don't know the plan here.)

I would expect people to use gtk_font_selection_get_font_name() which
returns a font description in Pango format now. I suppose we could
have a function to return a PangoFontDescription, but memory
management would be a little tricky.


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