[vtk-developers] Unicode support for text annotations

Sebastien BARRE sebastien.barre at kitware.com
Wed Mar 24 17:50:50 EST 2004

At 3/24/2004 02:39 PM, David Thompson wrote:

>Yes, the only question is how to handle GetInput() since many routines
>may expect char* values. Should it downconvert the unicode to 8 bits,
>return NULL, return a pointer to the w_char data, ...?

I guess there will be to signature of GetInput() too. Well this is going to 
be ugly on the Wrapper side...

> > BTW, we went into great length to find fonts that could be redistributed
> > freely in VTK: some of them did fit the bill (Bitstream/XFree86)
>??? The only constraint on the Bitstream Vera fonts is that you can't
>sell the fonts _alone_ -- they may be sold as long as they are part of
>some other software package.

Maybe the license evolved, the work on the fonts is 2 years old.

>         http://www.gnome.org/fonts/#Final_Bitstream_Vera_Fonts

The link is wrong/dead.

Sebastien Barre

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