May 26, 2018

SDL API to the Pango text rendering engine of GNOME 2.x

Pango is the text rendering engine of GNOME 2.x. SDL_Pango connects the engine to SDL.

If you are a game software developer, you should know the difficulties of distribution. So I will start to introduce SDL_Pango from the viewpoint of distribution.

In Un*x, SDL_Pango is hard to use as system-independent module, because it depends on fontconfig and Pango which are designed as system-singleton modules. If you use SDL_Pango, your software will require those modules installed to target system. If your software is shipped as shrink-wrap package, it may cause much problem on your support desk. You should carefully design your installation process.

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