Re: Using pango without fontconfig
- From: Behdad Esfahbod <behdad behdad org>
- To: Abu Ismail <abuismail25 yahoo com>
- Cc: gtk-i18n-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Using pango without fontconfig
- Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 19:45:55 -0400
On Sun, 2007-04-29 at 09:15 -0700, Abu Ismail wrote:
> I'm trying to use pango to provide persian text shaping for an
> application. The application uses the freetype library but uses its
> own way of accessing font files instead of fontconfig. So I already
> have access to the string pathname to the ttf font file I want to use.
> I looked at the low level functions in the pango manual but I can't
> figure out how to build a pangolayout without using fontconfig. Is
> this possible?
Not right now.
> If so, can somone guide me how to do this?
Others that have wanted to do this are using the fribidi2 module from
fribidi.org which does the bidi reordering and Arabic shaping part you
> Thank you
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