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Pango (1.227)

Undocumented and unuseable. The few times I have needed to use this, it's been far more trouble than it was worth. For example, how on earth can I load an arbitrary typeface? There doesn't seem to be documentation even in the C version.

I ended up doing the following procedure:

* Write a parser to break the truetype font format up
* Write a method of getting the curves out of the truetype font
* Write a drawing routines to draw the truetype font curves onto a Cairo canvas

That's how I did these illustrations, for example:

www.sljfaq.org/afaq/similar-kana.html

I don't understand how people can be using this module at all, it doesn't make sense to me. I even had to make a module called PangoConst (on CPAN) because this doesn't export its constants.