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Old 12-19-2008, 01:19 PM   #1
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How Cairo library works?

Hello! There are a lot of good docs about Cairo API, but nothing about realization. I want to understand the principles of drawing and such advances thing as anti-aliasing, translucency, etc. Can anyone help me in it.
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AFAIK is Cairo just drawing vectors onto some surface which in case of translucency has to be an ARGB-capable surface - a PNG with an alpha channel or some composited X window.

Basic documentation and many links:

Examples of compositing/transparency (very useful):


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