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Re: [ft-devel] what FT_Color

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] what FT_Color
Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2019 08:49:00 +0100 (CET)

>> It *might* be possible to add a means to manipulate gradients.
>> However, if this ever be desired, it must happen on the SVG side, this
>> is, outside of FreeType's direct control.
> I understand that the main use of FreeType is to produce bitmaps
> while its ability to present the glyph data as outlines and how to
> paint them is secondary.  This is what is being lost.  I would like
> FT_Color be able to both be simple RGBA color for each contour or a
> reference to something more complex like an pattern or a gradient.
> Perhaps, I overthink this.

Let's stay with a simple solution.  If necessary we can always create
a new structure.


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