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Old 03-25-2004, 03:58 PM   #1
jpbarto
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XDrawString and carriage returns


All, I am writing using XLib to write a little app. And I've been using XDrawString to display text.

However I've come across a situation where I want to display a string with embedded carriage returns:
char *str = "Hello there.\n How are you today?";

However when I display the string using XDrawString the carriage return doesn't translate and the multiple lines get displayed on a single line
ex:
Hello there. How are you today?

instead of:
Hello there.
How are you today?

Can anyone point me to a function that WILL properly display the carriage return, or perhaps is there a different way to encode the carriage return so that XDrawString will planes the lines each on their own line? Or am I stuck breaking the strings apart and displaying them one after the other?

Thanks for any advice,
jpbarto
 
Old 03-25-2004, 04:07 PM   #2
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im not an expert on XLib but with experience from other api's i reckon your gonna have to break it up yourself.
 
  


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