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Re: [ft] python_freetype Design: Vector & Matrix Operations

From: Lawrence D'Oliveiro
Subject: Re: [ft] python_freetype Design: Vector & Matrix Operations
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 20:12:54 +1300

On Sun, 15 Feb 2015 07:47:59 +0100 (CET), Werner LEMBERG wrote:

> Shifting glyphs is *much* more common than rotating or shearing.

Couple of points that occur to me:

* Shearing is often used to simulate italic.
* When you do want to bring in the other operations, being able to
  combine them with translations makes it much easier to define things
  like rotating or scaling about a point other than the origin.

This may not matter for existing common uses of FreeType, but I think
it does make a stronger case for the unification at the higher, Python,

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