Re: A text editor with Pango and Xft

Hi Jyotirmoy,

I doubt such an editor exists.

Using pango with Xft directly entails writing the equivalent
of pango_xft_render_layout, which should be quite doable.
Once you do that, you mostly use the regular high-level API.


On Fri, Jan 16, 2004 at  5:35:15 -0800, Jyotirmoy Saikia wrote:
> Hi,
> I need a text editor which is written using Xlib (no
> GTK) and which is integrated with Pango to render all
> Indic scripts. (I need this editor for a hand-held
> device where there is memory-restriction to put GTK.)
> Does any such editor already exist? If not, then I may
> need to write one. But I've come to know that the
> PangoLayout object is not defined for Xft! Without
> this abstraction, how difficult is it to use Pango
> with its low-level interface? (pango documentation
> says that it's not very convenient!) Is there any
> known application which uses Pango with the
> Xft-backend? 
> Thanks.
>   Jyotirmoy

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