Fonts and GM Tests


Each test in the gm directory draws a reference image. Their primary purpose is to detect when images change unexpectedly, indicating that a rendering bug has been introduced.

The gm tests have a secondary purpose: they detect when rendering is different across platforms and configurations.

GM font selection

Each gm specifies the typeface to use when drawing text. For now, to set the portable typeface on the paint, call:

sk_tool_utils::set_portable_typeface(SkPaint* , const char* name = nullptr,
SkFontStyle style = SkFontStyle());

To create a portable typeface, use:

SkTypeface* typeface = sk_tool_utils::create_portable_typeface(const char* name,
SkFontStyle style);

Eventually, both set_portable_typeface() and create_portable_typeface() will be removed. Instead, a test-wide SkFontMgr will be selected to choose portable fonts or resource fonts.