On Sat, 2008-03-29 at 16:18 +0100, Erik Jonsson wrote:

> The first task on the list is "port the text core to PangoCairo".
> Could someone please explain that a little further? I've started
> looking at the source but I'm still not perfectly clear about how
> everything works, but it seems that Freetype is currently used for
> text rendering. Why would it need to be ported to pangocairo?

Because you will want to use Cairo to draw the text on the canvas while
it is being edited. And we would like to use the same code (and get the
same result) when the text layer is actually rendered to the drawable.
Thus, it seems like a good idea to port the text core to Cairo as a
first step.


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