Re: pango_layout_get_extents() question

Ah, thanks for the explanation and the pango-view examples.  Didn't know about that command.  That's very handy!


On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 11:48 AM, Owen Taylor <otaylor redhat com> wrote:
I'm not sure about your particular case, but in general, ink is not necessarily contained within the logical rectangle - there might be flourishes and tails on letters that overlap with the adjacent letters - the logical rectangle just determines spacing.

 pango-view --annotate=1 --text f --font 'DejaVu Sans Italic 80'
 pango-view --annotate=1 --text fo --font 'DejaVu Sans Italic 80'

And that should make it clear.


----- Original Message -----
> For the ink and logical rectangles returned by
> pango_layout_get_extents(), is the ink rectangle supposed to be
> contained within the logical rectangle?  I'm seeing a case where this
> doesn't seem to be the case:
>   text `W': ink: x=1024 y=2048 w=7168 h=6144, logical: x=0 y=0 w=7168 h=10240
> Here, the ink and logical rectangles have the same width (7168), but
> the ink rectangle as an x offset of 1024 whereas the logical rectangle
> has an offset of 0.  This doesn't make sense to me, but perhaps I'm
> just not understanding the API.
> Thanks and best regards,
>   --david
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