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Re: [ft] Drawing unfilled shapes with FreeType2


From: Marco Wertz
Subject: Re: [ft] Drawing unfilled shapes with FreeType2
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:27:06 +0100

> > How can I get FreeType2 to draw only the outline of my FT_Outline
> > object with a fixed pixel stroke width?
> 
> Have a look at the function `Render_Stroke' in the `ftview' demo
> program. It uses the FreeType stroker API.

Thanks for the pointer. This should get me started.

> 
> > When I use FT_Outline_Get_Bitmap() FreeType2 always fills the shape
> > and I don't see any API that allows me to say "please do not fill
> > the shape!" ... FT_Outline_Render() also doesn't seem to have an
> > option to make FreeType2 draw unfilled shapes.
> 
> Please bear always in mind that FreeType is a *font* rendering
> library, not a general-purpose drawing engine.

Yes, I know, but AFAICS it could be utilized for this purpose quite well.
I need a library that can draw antialised B├ęzier curves and I don't want
to use cairo because it is LGPL.

Marco



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