in seeking to embellish some text and lines output I have,
I though about using SVG.
On a quick glance, there are a number of libraries out that seemed to have proved their stability over the years, cairo, pango, librsvg, but they are part of farily big projects and of course you surrender a little to portability if you decide to depend on them.
Of course, it's possible to just generate the XML-SVG text within the C prog itself, but on that count you doing a little wheel inventing.
Has anybody given this a think? Any comments? Thanks in adv!
Personally, I like cairo because it's mature, cross-platform and has a variety of different output targets (PDF, SVG, Postscript, etc). That and the API is very simple: Cairo Tutorial. It has very nice results.
P.S. Pango is for text, cairo can do both text and graphics.
Yes, I was having a closer look at it ... I use linux and have to share code with people using Mac OS X, don't know if I ask them to make sure they have cairo installed befoe they run my prog.
Thanks for answer.
Look down near the bottom under 'Mac OS X', seems like it might be a matter of a simple sudo statement.