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Re: Initial pen position in freetype?

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: Initial pen position in freetype?
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 16:36:47 +0200 (CEST)

> After drawing a glyph with freetype the pen is advanced as follows:
> pen.x += face->glyph->advance.x;
> pen.y += face->glyph->advance.y;
> (possibly plus a kerning delta)
> But my question is, how do you set the initial pen position of the
> first character, relative to the upper left bound of the drawing
> surface?

Please have a look into the example programs, for example

If this doesn't answer your question please go into more detail.

> Setting it to {0,0} isn't correct, as it would draw the first line
> mostly above the top of the drawing surface, and too close to the
> left bound.


If you have suggestions how to improve the documentation (API
reference or tutorial) please send a patch :-)


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