Thread: cairo, rasterizing text

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    cairo, rasterizing text

    I have some text in cairo that I want to flip vertically. I can do it with scale(1,-1) but the problem is the font face is being kerned in reverse, and so the letter glyphs are not lining up just perfect. I'm going for a web 2.0 mirrored text effect. What I want is to rasterize the text layer, copy it, and then scale it on the negative y axis. Problem is I don't know if it's possible with cairo. Any cairo wizards out there? Cheers.

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    Rasterise your text to a bitmap, then flip that (perhaps)?
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