From: Robert Roebling (Robert.Roebling@t-online.de)
Date: Fri Jan 24 2003 - 16:49:58 EST
> > Am I right that under AbiWord's new GTK2 version,
> > text is rendered on screen using GTK2's Pango,
> > but that AbiWord uses Xft to find and work
> > with fonts for PostScript output?
> No; in the new gtk2 version AbiWord uses xft for
> both rendering on screen and when creating PostScript
> output. [on Pango] but gave up for now, due to
> Pango portability issues.
That is interesting: what "portability issues"
were there? It even runs under windows and I wonder
what problems arose for Unix-variants. Pango
comes with a number of "shapers" for various
exotic scripts and trying to double that work
doesn't really seem like an ideal solution.
I must be overlooking something, but it is not
obvious to me. Maybe the problem is about font
metrics which Pango may not be able to report
in a way sufficient for AbiWord?
-- Robert Roebling, MD <email@example.com>
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