Declaration [src]

pango_context_get_metrics (
  PangoContext* context,
  const PangoFontDescription* desc,
  PangoLanguage* language

Description [src]

Get overall metric information for a particular font description.

Since the metrics may be substantially different for different scripts, a language tag can be provided to indicate that the metrics should be retrieved that correspond to the script(s) used by that language.

The PangoFontDescription is interpreted in the same way as by pango_itemize(), and the family name may be a comma separated list of names. If characters from multiple of these families would be used to render the string, then the returned fonts would be a composite of the metrics for the fonts loaded for the individual families.


desc PangoFontDescription

A PangoFontDescription structure. NULL means that the font description from the context will be used.

 The argument can be NULL.
 The data is owned by the caller of the function.
language PangoLanguage

Language tag used to determine which script to get the metrics for. NULL means that the language tag from the context will be used. If no language tag is set on the context, metrics for the default language (as determined by pango_language_get_default() will be returned.

 The argument can be NULL.
 The data is owned by the caller of the function.

Return value

Returns: PangoFontMetrics

A PangoFontMetrics object. The caller must call pango_font_metrics_unref() when finished using the object.

 The caller of the method takes ownership of the data, and is responsible for freeing it.