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Miscellaneous Utilities

Miscellaneous Utilities — Various convenience and utility functions

Description

The functions and utilities in this section are mostly used from Pango backends and modules, but may be useful for other purposes too.

Functions

pango_split_file_list ()

char **
pango_split_file_list (const char *str);

pango_split_file_list has been deprecated since version 1.38 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Splits a G_SEARCHPATH_SEPARATOR-separated list of files, stripping white space and substituting ~/ with $HOME/.

Parameters

str

a G_SEARCHPATH_SEPARATOR separated list of filenames

 

Returns

a list of strings to be freed with g_strfreev().

[transfer full][array zero-terminated=1]


pango_trim_string ()

char *
pango_trim_string (const char *str);

pango_trim_string has been deprecated since version 1.38 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Trims leading and trailing whitespace from a string.

Parameters

str

a string

 

Returns

A newly-allocated string that must be freed with g_free()


pango_read_line ()

gint
pango_read_line (FILE *stream,
                 GString *str);

pango_read_line has been deprecated since version 1.38 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Reads an entire line from a file into a buffer. Lines may be delimited with '\n', '\r', '\n\r', or '\r\n'. The delimiter is not written into the buffer. Text after a '#' character is treated as a comment and skipped. '\' can be used to escape a # character. '\' proceeding a line delimiter combines adjacent lines. A '\' proceeding any other character is ignored and written into the output buffer unmodified.

Parameters

stream

a stdio stream

 

str

GString buffer into which to write the result.

[out]

Returns

0 if the stream was already at an EOF character, otherwise the number of lines read (this is useful for maintaining a line number counter which doesn't combine lines with '\')


pango_skip_space ()

gboolean
pango_skip_space (const char **pos);

pango_skip_space has been deprecated since version 1.38 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Skips 0 or more characters of white space.

Parameters

pos

in/out string position.

[inout]

Returns

FALSE if skipping the white space leaves the position at a '\0' character.


pango_scan_word ()

gboolean
pango_scan_word (const char **pos,
                 GString *out);

pango_scan_word has been deprecated since version 1.38 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Scans a word into a GString buffer. A word consists of [A-Za-z_] followed by zero or more [A-Za-z_0-9] Leading white space is skipped.

Parameters

pos

in/out string position.

[inout]

out

a GString into which to write the result.

[out]

Returns

FALSE if a parse error occurred.


pango_scan_string ()

gboolean
pango_scan_string (const char **pos,
                   GString *out);

pango_scan_string has been deprecated since version 1.38 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Scans a string into a GString buffer. The string may either be a sequence of non-white-space characters, or a quoted string with '"'. Instead a quoted string, '\"' represents a literal quote. Leading white space outside of quotes is skipped.

Parameters

pos

in/out string position.

[inout]

out

a GString into which to write the result.

[out]

Returns

FALSE if a parse error occurred.


pango_scan_int ()

gboolean
pango_scan_int (const char **pos,
                int *out);

pango_scan_int has been deprecated since version 1.38 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Scans an integer. Leading white space is skipped.

Parameters

pos

in/out string position.

[inout]

out

an int into which to write the result.

[out]

Returns

FALSE if a parse error occurred.


pango_config_key_get ()

char *
pango_config_key_get (const char *key);

pango_config_key_get has been deprecated since version 1.38 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Do not use. Does not do anything.

Parameters

key

Key to look up, in the form "SECTION/KEY".

 

Returns

NULL


pango_config_key_get_system ()

char *
pango_config_key_get_system (const char *key);

pango_config_key_get_system has been deprecated since version 1.38 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Do not use. Does not do anything.

Parameters

key

Key to look up, in the form "SECTION/KEY".

 

Returns

NULL


pango_lookup_aliases ()

void
pango_lookup_aliases (const char *fontname,
                      char ***families,
                      int *n_families);

pango_lookup_aliases has been deprecated since version 1.32 and should not be used in newly-written code.

This function is not thread-safe.

Look up all user defined aliases for the alias fontname . The resulting font family names will be stored in families , and the number of families in n_families .

Parameters

fontname

an ascii string

 

families

will be set to an array of font family names. this array is owned by pango and should not be freed.

[out][array length=n_families]

n_families

will be set to the length of the families array.

[out]

pango_parse_enum ()

gboolean
pango_parse_enum (GType type,
                  const char *str,
                  int *value,
                  gboolean warn,
                  char **possible_values);

pango_parse_enum has been deprecated since version 1.38 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Parses an enum type and stores the result in value .

If str does not match the nick name of any of the possible values for the enum and is not an integer, FALSE is returned, a warning is issued if warn is TRUE, and a string representing the list of possible values is stored in possible_values . The list is slash-separated, eg. "none/start/middle/end". If failed and possible_values is not NULL, returned string should be freed using g_free().

Parameters

type

enum type to parse, eg. PANGO_TYPE_ELLIPSIZE_MODE.

 

str

string to parse. May be NULL.

[allow-none]

value

integer to store the result in, or NULL.

[out][allow-none]

warn

if TRUE, issue a g_warning() on bad input.

 

possible_values

place to store list of possible values on failure, or NULL.

[out][allow-none]

Returns

TRUE if str was successfully parsed.

Since: 1.16


pango_parse_style ()

gboolean
pango_parse_style (const char *str,
                   PangoStyle *style,
                   gboolean warn);

Parses a font style. The allowed values are "normal", "italic" and "oblique", case variations being ignored.

Parameters

str

a string to parse.

 

style

a PangoStyle to store the result in.

[out caller-allocates]

warn

if TRUE, issue a g_warning() on bad input.

 

Returns

TRUE if str was successfully parsed.


pango_parse_variant ()

gboolean
pango_parse_variant (const char *str,
                     PangoVariant *variant,
                     gboolean warn);

Parses a font variant. The allowed values are "normal" and "smallcaps" or "small_caps", case variations being ignored.

Parameters

str

a string to parse.

 

variant

a PangoVariant to store the result in.

[out caller-allocates]

warn

if TRUE, issue a g_warning() on bad input.

 

Returns

TRUE if str was successfully parsed.


pango_parse_weight ()

gboolean
pango_parse_weight (const char *str,
                    PangoWeight *weight,
                    gboolean warn);

Parses a font weight. The allowed values are "heavy", "ultrabold", "bold", "normal", "light", "ultraleight" and integers. Case variations are ignored.

Parameters

str

a string to parse.

 

weight

a PangoWeight to store the result in.

[out caller-allocates]

warn

if TRUE, issue a g_warning() on bad input.

 

Returns

TRUE if str was successfully parsed.


pango_parse_stretch ()

gboolean
pango_parse_stretch (const char *str,
                     PangoStretch *stretch,
                     gboolean warn);

Parses a font stretch. The allowed values are "ultra_condensed", "extra_condensed", "condensed", "semi_condensed", "normal", "semi_expanded", "expanded", "extra_expanded" and "ultra_expanded". Case variations are ignored and the '_' characters may be omitted.

Parameters

str

a string to parse.

 

stretch

a PangoStretch to store the result in.

[out caller-allocates]

warn

if TRUE, issue a g_warning() on bad input.

 

Returns

TRUE if str was successfully parsed.


pango_get_sysconf_subdirectory ()

const char *
pango_get_sysconf_subdirectory (void);

pango_get_sysconf_subdirectory has been deprecated since version 1.38 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Returns the name of the "pango" subdirectory of SYSCONFDIR (which is set at compile time).

Returns

the Pango sysconf directory. The returned string should not be freed.


pango_get_lib_subdirectory ()

const char *
pango_get_lib_subdirectory (void);

pango_get_lib_subdirectory has been deprecated since version 1.38 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Returns the name of the "pango" subdirectory of LIBDIR (which is set at compile time).

Returns

the Pango lib directory. The returned string should not be freed.


pango_log2vis_get_embedding_levels ()

guint8 *
pango_log2vis_get_embedding_levels (const gchar *text,
                                    int length,
                                    PangoDirection *pbase_dir);

This will return the bidirectional embedding levels of the input paragraph as defined by the Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm available at:

http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr9/

If the input base direction is a weak direction, the direction of the characters in the text will determine the final resolved direction.

Parameters

text

the text to itemize.

 

length

the number of bytes (not characters) to process, or -1 if text is nul-terminated and the length should be calculated.

 

pbase_dir

input base direction, and output resolved direction.

 

Returns

a newly allocated array of embedding levels, one item per character (not byte), that should be freed using g_free.

Since: 1.4


pango_is_zero_width ()

gboolean
pango_is_zero_width (gunichar ch);

Checks ch to see if it is a character that should not be normally rendered on the screen. This includes all Unicode characters with "ZERO WIDTH" in their name, as well as bidi formatting characters, and a few other ones. This is totally different from g_unichar_iszerowidth() and is at best misnamed.

Parameters

ch

a Unicode character

 

Returns

TRUE if ch is a zero-width character, FALSE otherwise

Since: 1.10


pango_quantize_line_geometry ()

void
pango_quantize_line_geometry (int *thickness,
                              int *position);

Quantizes the thickness and position of a line, typically an underline or strikethrough, to whole device pixels, that is integer multiples of PANGO_SCALE. The purpose of this function is to avoid such lines looking blurry.

Care is taken to make sure thickness is at least one pixel when this function returns, but returned position may become zero as a result of rounding.

Parameters

thickness

pointer to the thickness of a line, in Pango units.

[inout]

position

corresponding position.

[inout]

Since: 1.12

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