[webkit-gtk] Saving a cairo PDF surface doesn't store text in vectorial format

Emmanuel Rodriguez emmanuel.rodriguez at gmail.com
Thu May 10 07:31:11 PDT 2012

On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 6:30 AM, Emmanuel Rodriguez
<emmanuel.rodriguez at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I don't know if the problem is with webkitgtk, gtk3 or cairo or some
> other library. Since compiling webkitgtk takes so much time I'm asking
> for help.

I managed to compile webkitgtk 1.8.1, 1.9.2 and 1.6.3. From these 3
builds only 1.6.3 is able to do proper PDFs through cairo.

Version 1.6.3 is also the one that allows my program to detect
properly when the page is "done" through the property 'load-status'.

Could it be that I'm not using Webkit properly?
Is it possible to use cairo to render PDFs with webkitgtk >= 1.8.0?
What's the best way to detect when webkit has finished rendering the
page (assuming that there's no javascript that will be triggered)?

Emmanuel Rodriguez

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