Re: XLFD rotated font and GTK+2.2

On Tue, 2004-09-21 at 11:14 +0200, Rémi Lafage wrote:
> Hi,
> I use XFLD font rotation (example : "-*-helvetica-medium-r-normal-*-[0 
> 30 ~30 0]-*-*-*-*-*-*-*") to display rotated text with GTK+1.2.
> I upgrade to GTK+2.0.
> My code using deprecated gdk_font_load() is still working with GTK+2.0,
> but it fails with GTK+2.2.
> By reading release notes, I saw the font rendering has changed
> but I can not figure out to make it work with GTK+2.2.
> How to load an XFLD font with GTK+2.2? Code example?

You can't.

> I read that font rotation will be supported in GTK+2.8...
> Is there a better way than X server font rotation support for the moment?

With Pango-1.6.0 and GTK+-2.4.x, you can do rotated text with
the FT2 backend and then find one of the many available code snippets
to use the FT2 backend to render to the screen.


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