Re: placement of combining diacritical marks

On Fri, 2008-02-22 at 08:50 +0100, Theo Veenker wrote:
> Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-02-21 at 18:56 +0100, Theo Veenker wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I just noticed that when I draw something like j+0x0301 (j with acute accent)
> >> using pango_cairo_show_layout() it doesn't work with a 'monospace' font (works
> [snip]
> > In short, these are all font issues.  Bug your font developers.
> Aha, so this means I can get around it by selecting a font that behaves better.
> Do you happen to know which monospaced font (mainly latin) is 'good'?

Not sure.  I know DejaVu Sans Monospace has this bug.  Maybe report it
to them?  Try Liberation fonts maybe?

> >> P.S. Behdad, may I ask if there a graphic overview somewhere showing the
> >>       relations between the the different parts of pango?
> > 
> > Not that I know of.  What parts do you have in mind exactly?
> > 
> > The canonical diagram is of course the source code :P.
> Haha! That's why I ask. Having some diagrams showing how one thing is
> connected to another makes ploughing through the sources a lot more
> effective. I'm mainly interested in the things I as a user need to
> use in my software: for instance the layout stuff. You could have
> a diagram showing a PangoLayout that has N PangoLayoutLine which
> in turn has N PangoGlyphItem and so on. One can easily create such
> diagrams using lmu or umlgraph (haven't tried the latter one). I
> can try to create a short example if you like.

I'd rather have pangocairo source code to generate those.

Feel free to do that, and submit it with a patch to integrate it into
the reference docs (with some surrounding text)!

> Theo

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