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XmbTextExtents(3)               XLIB FUNCTIONS               XmbTextExtents(3)



NAME
       XmbTextExtents, XwcTextExtents, Xutf8TextExtents - compute text extents

SYNTAX
       int XmbTextExtents(XFontSet font_set, char *string, int num_bytes,
              XRectangle *overall_ink_return, XRectangle *overall_logi-
              cal_return);

       int XwcTextExtents(XFontSet font_set, wchar_t *string, int num_wchars,
              XRectangle *overall_ink_return, XRectangle *overall_logi-
              cal_return);

       int Xutf8TextExtents(XFontSet font_set, char *string, int num_bytes,
              XRectangle *overall_ink_return, XRectangle *overall_logi-
              cal_return);

ARGUMENTS
       font_set  Specifies the font set.

       num_bytes Specifies the number of bytes in the string argument.

       num_wchars
                 Specifies the number of characters in the string argument.

       overall_ink_return
                 Returns the overall ink dimensions.

       overall_logical_return
                 Returns the overall logical dimensions.

       string    Specifies the character string.

DESCRIPTION
       The XmbTextExtents, XwcTextExtents and Xutf8TextExtents functions set
       the components of the specified overall_ink_return and overall_logi-
       cal_return arguments to the overall bounding box of the string's image
       and a logical bounding box for spacing purposes, respectively.  They
       return the value returned by XmbTextEscapement, XwcTextEscapement or
       Xutf8TextEscapement.  These metrics are relative to the drawing origin
       of the string, using the fonts loaded for the specified font set.

       If the overall_ink_return argument is non-NULL, it is set to the bound-
       ing box of the string's character ink.  The overall_ink_return for a
       nondescending, horizontally drawn Latin character is conventionally
       entirely above the baseline; that is, overall_ink_return.height <=
       -overall_ink_return.y.  The overall_ink_return for a nonkerned charac-
       ter is entirely at, and to the right of, the origin; that is, over-
       all_ink_return.x >= 0.  A character consisting of a single pixel at the
       origin would set overall_ink_return fields y = 0, x = 0, width = 1, and
       height = 1.

       If the overall_logical_return argument is non-NULL, it is set to the
       bounding box that provides minimum spacing to other graphical features
       for the string.  Other graphical features, for example, a border sur-
       rounding the text, should not intersect this rectangle.

       When the XFontSet has missing charsets, metrics for each unavailable
       character are taken from the default string returned by XCreateFontSet
       so that the metrics represent the text as it will actually be drawn.
       The behavior for an invalid codepoint is undefined.

       The function Xutf8TextExtents is an extension introduced by The XFree86
       Project, Inc. in their 4.0.2 release. Its presence is indicated by the
       macro X_HAVE_UTF8_STRING.

SEE ALSO
       XmbTextEscapement(3X11), XmbTextPerCharExtents(3X11) Xlib - C Language
       X Interface



X Version 11                     libX11 1.1.5                XmbTextExtents(3)