Method

PangoLanguageget_sample_string

Declaration [src]

const char*
pango_language_get_sample_string (
  PangoLanguage* language
)

Description [src]

Get a string that is representative of the characters needed to render a particular language.

The sample text may be a pangram, but is not necessarily. It is chosen to be demonstrative of normal text in the language, as well as exposing font feature requirements unique to the language. It is suitable for use as sample text in a font selection dialog.

If language is NULL, the default language as found by pango_language_get_default() is used.

If Pango does not have a sample string for language, the classic “The quick brown fox…” is returned. This can be detected by comparing the returned pointer value to that returned for (non-existent) language code “xx”. That is, compare to:

pango_language_get_sample_string (pango_language_from_string ("xx"))

Return value

Returns: const char*
 

The sample string.

 The data is owned by the instance.
 The value is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.