Bug 43050 - Explain in the tutorial that core fonts are discouraged
Summary: Explain in the tutorial that core fonts are discouraged
Alias: None
Product: XCB
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Library (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
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Assignee: xcb mailing list dummy
QA Contact: xcb mailing list dummy
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Reported: 2011-11-17 18:34 UTC by Dan Cecile
Modified: 2019-02-16 19:41 UTC (History)
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Description Dan Cecile 2011-11-17 18:34:25 UTC
The "Basic Graphics Programming" tutorial for XCB includes a section on fonts and text (http://www.x.org/releases/X11R7.5/doc/libxcb/tutorial/index.html#font). Unfortunately, this part of the tutorial uses server-side, core fonts whose use is discouraged.

This section of the tutorial should be removed, replaced with an Xft section, or at least annotated with a warning that Xft provides better font and text support than the old core fonts system.

For example, the "Fonts in X11" documentation (http://www.x.org/releases/X11R7.5/doc/fonts/fonts.html) says, "While X.Org will continue to maintain the core fonts system, toolkit authors are encouraged to switch to Xft as soon as possible."
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