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Re: [ft-devel] Determining the size of space character

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] Determining the size of space character
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 07:28:12 +0200 (CEST)

> I have been struggling for a long time to get it to determine the
> size in pixels of the passed string correctly.
> Microwindows ultimately calls FT_Glyph_Get_CBox to determine the
> CBox for the character and calculates its size accordingly. It
> doesn't work for space character. The CBox for space character turns
> out to be filled with zeroes, hence wrong pixelsize for the
> string. FT_Glyph_Get_CBox in its turn calls ft_outline_glyph_bbox
> which issues a call to FT_Outline_Get_CBox which does the
> calculations.  However the calculations are based on the
> outline->n_points field, which is zero for the space character. This
> seems like a bug to me.  Or maybe there is a workaround for this?

Please give an example (say, with, verdana or tahoma) and describe
what you expect.


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