Re: Using Pango for Batch Processing

On Tue, 17 Feb 2009, Joshua Harvey wrote:

> Hi guys,
> I'm interested in using Pango to set type in OpenType fonts to be saved as
> PNG images. I've done some googling and I can't find any examples on how to
> use the library or pango-view to do this without GTK. The idea is to use
> either pango-view or the Pango Ruby wrapper to convert text into PNGs on the
> fly from a linux server that's not running gtk, for use as titles in web
> pages.
> I've got pango-view installed, but when I run it I get:
> % pango-view -q --text "hi there" -o hi.png
>   pango-view: Cannot open display
> Any pointers would be great!
> Regards,
> Josh

Works for me with "--backend=ft2".  I'd guess the other backends try 
to talk to X server on startup.

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