Re: [Inkscape-devel] Re: [cairo] Pango + cairo

On Sun, 2005-03-27 at 08:37 +1000, Nathan Hurst wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Mar 2005, Damon Chaplin wrote:
> > I'd certainly vote for using the bounding box :)
> > It would be much simpler to provide other ways of letting the user tweak
> > the layout, like letting them adjust the text's area slightly.
> It seems to me that the moment you say "let the user tweak" you throw out 
> much of the point of doing layout automatically - as Bulia would point out 
> at this point, if you have to do that, then why not just kern everything 
> manually?  Remember that much of the point here is to make things like 
> dialog boxes and web pages look good and we don't have enough designers 
> around to hand tweak all of those.
> Better to do what the designer wants properly, or not at all.

I can't really agree with that. Would you rather have justification that
works for 99% of use cases, or no justification at all?

If you're volunteering to write the code that is another matter!


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