Re: so, is this claim about pango still true? or does nobody actually care?

On Fri, Oct 14, 2005 at 08:47:38AM +0300, Tommi Komulainen wrote:
> On 10/14/05, Paul Davis <paul linuxaudiosystems com> wrote:
> >
> > is this still true? does anybody care? is there a way to avoid pango
> > entirely and still get AA fonts inside GTK2? will this ever be fixed
> > before everyone is using h/w acceleration to print button labels?
> If you don't actually need any of the fancy features Pango provides,
> bi-directional text, paragraphs and whatnot, you might just as well

Rendering international text is not fancy, it's basic feature!

> use Xft2 directly. It requires a bit more code, but with the Nokia 770
> VKB implementation we measured roughly 50% reduction in the time it
> takes to redraw the whole layout (buttons with single-character
> labels)

It's sad, You're creating crapy applications, that cannot be used
with arabic or hebrew, etc. :-(

Petr Tomasek <>

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