Re: Pango: Ft2 versus Xft fonts
- From: Sven Neumann <sven gimp org>
- To: Robert Roebling t-online de (Robert Roebling)
- Cc: gtk-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Pango: Ft2 versus Xft fonts
- Date: 12 Aug 2002 12:22:37 +0200
Robert Roebling t-online de (Robert Roebling) writes:
> I am trying to teach my programme to print using Pango
> so that I get somewhat closer to WYSIWYG for GTK 2.0.
> A quick search on google reveals that I am not the
> only one looking for solutions to this problem. In
> any case, my current approach is to use Pango's FT2
> engine to draw outlines which I then send to a PostScript
> file. This works well, but my problem is that the
> FT2 backend doesn't use the same fonts as the Xft
> backend (surprise!). So the obvious question is how
> I can teach Pango FT2 to use the same fonts as the
> Pango Xft version?
unless I'm confusing things here, I think that the FT2 backend is
supposed to give you the same fonts as the Xft Pango backend. At least
they share a good amount of code that handles this stuff and they use
the same configuration file.
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