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XmbTextPerCharExtents(3)        XLIB FUNCTIONS        XmbTextPerCharExtents(3)



NAME
       XmbTextPerCharExtents, XwcTextPerCharExtents, Xutf8TextPerCharExtents -
       obtain per-character information for a text string

SYNTAX
       Status XmbTextPerCharExtents(XFontSet font_set, char *string, int
              num_bytes, XRectangle *ink_array_return, XRectangle *logi-
              cal_array_return, int array_size, int *num_chars_return, XRect-
              angle *overall_ink_return, XRectangle *overall_logical_return);

       Status XwcTextPerCharExtents(XFontSet font_set, wchar_t *string, int
              num_wchars, XRectangle *ink_array_return, XRectangle *logi-
              cal_array_return, int array_size, int *num_chars_return, XRect-
              angle *overall_ink_return, XRectangle *overall_logical_return);

       Status Xutf8TextPerCharExtents(XFontSet font_set, char *string, int
              num_bytes, XRectangle *ink_array_return, XRectangle *logi-
              cal_array_return, int array_size, int *num_chars_return, XRect-
              angle *overall_ink_return, XRectangle *overall_logical_return);

ARGUMENTS
       array_size
                 Specifies the size of ink_array_return and logi-
                 cal_array_return.  The caller must pass in arrays of this
                 size.

       font_set  Specifies the font set.

       ink_array_return
                 Returns the ink dimensions for each character.

       logical_array_return
                 Returns the logical dimensions for each character.

       num_bytes Specifies the number of bytes in the string argument.

       num_chars_return
                 Returns the number of characters in the string argument.

       num_wchars
                 Specifies the number of characters in the string argument.

       overall_ink_return
                 Returns the overall ink extents of the entire string.

       overall_logical_return
                 Returns the overall logical extents of the entire string.

       string    Specifies the character string.

DESCRIPTION
       The XmbTextPerCharExtents, XwcTextPerCharExtents and Xutf8TextPer-
       CharExtents functions return the text dimensions of each character of
       the specified text, using the fonts loaded for the specified font set.
       Each successive element of ink_array_return and logical_array_return is
       set to the successive character's drawn metrics, relative to the draw-
       ing origin of the string and one rectangle for each character in the
       supplied text string.  The number of elements of ink_array_return and
       logical_array_return that have been set is returned to
       num_chars_return.

       Each element of ink_array_return is set to the bounding box of the cor-
       responding character's drawn foreground color.  Each element of logi-
       cal_array_return is set to the bounding box that provides minimum spac-
       ing to other graphical features for the corresponding character.  Other
       graphical features should not intersect any of the logical_array_return
       rectangles.

       Note that an XRectangle represents the effective drawing dimensions of
       the character, regardless of the number of font glyphs that are used to
       draw the character or the direction in which the character is drawn.
       If multiple characters map to a single character glyph, the dimensions
       of all the XRectangles of those characters are the same.

       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.

       If the array_size is too small for the number of characters in the sup-
       plied text, the functions return zero and num_chars_return is set to
       the number of rectangles required.  Otherwise, the functions return a
       nonzero value.

       If the overall_ink_return or overall_logical_return argument is non-
       NULL, XmbTextPerCharExtents, XwcTextPerCharExtents and Xutf8TextPer-
       CharExtents return the maximum extent of the string's metrics to over-
       all_ink_return or overall_logical_return, as returned by XmbTextEx-
       tents, XwcTextExtents or Xutf8TextExtents.

       The function Xutf8TextPerCharExtents 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), XmbTextExtents(3X11) Xlib - C Language X
       Interface



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