gfx/src/nsIFontMetrics.h
author Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Thu, 15 Jul 2010 13:49:28 -0400
changeset 47703 5d3c3d5c71bc03965fd60fb8cf6d94548883972f
parent 46351 6a6fbf66e1e01b945cfa1b59d2a9e7717504b8b1
child 68133 84c4a1cc3655042b14499b80d1d68333b766cf08
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Backing out rev b567a93a5086 (bug 558306) to fix test orange

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#ifndef nsIFontMetrics_h___
#define nsIFontMetrics_h___

#include "nsISupports.h"
#include "nsCoord.h"
#include "nsFont.h"

class nsString;
class nsIDeviceContext;
class nsIAtom;
class gfxUserFontSet;

// IID for the nsIFontMetrics interface
#define NS_IFONT_METRICS_IID   \
{ 0x360C5575, 0xF7AC, 0x4079, \
{ 0xB8, 0xA6, 0x56, 0x91, 0x4B, 0xEA, 0x2A, 0xEA } }

//----------------------------------------------------------------------

/**
 * A native font handle
 */
typedef void* nsFontHandle;

/**
 * Font metrics interface
 *
 * This interface may be somewhat misnamed. A better name might be
 * nsIFontList. The style system uses the nsFont struct for various font
 * properties, one of which is font-family, which can contain a *list* of
 * font names. The nsFont struct is "realized" by asking the device context
 * to cough up an nsIFontMetrics object, which contains a list of real font
 * handles, one for each font mentioned in font-family (and for each fallback
 * when we fall off the end of that list).
 *
 * The style system needs to have access to certain metrics, such as the
 * em height (for the CSS "em" unit), and we use the first Western font's
 * metrics for that purpose. The platform-specific implementations are
 * expected to select non-Western fonts that "fit" reasonably well with the
 * Western font that is loaded at Init time.
 */
class nsIFontMetrics : public nsISupports
{
public:
  NS_DECLARE_STATIC_IID_ACCESSOR(NS_IFONT_METRICS_IID)

  /**
   * Initialize the font metrics. Call this after creating the font metrics.
   * Font metrics you get from the font cache do NOT need to be initialized
   *
   * @see nsIDeviceContext#GetMetricsFor()
   */
  NS_IMETHOD  Init(const nsFont& aFont, nsIAtom* aLanguage,
                   nsIDeviceContext *aContext, gfxUserFontSet *aUserFontSet = nsnull) = 0;

  /**
   * Destroy this font metrics. This breaks the association between
   * the font metrics and the device context.
   */
  NS_IMETHOD  Destroy() = 0;

  /**
   * Return the font's xheight property, scaled into app-units.
   */
  NS_IMETHOD  GetXHeight(nscoord& aResult) = 0;

  /**
   * Return the font's superscript offset (the distance from the
   * baseline to where a superscript's baseline should be placed). The
   * value returned will be a positive value.
   */
  NS_IMETHOD  GetSuperscriptOffset(nscoord& aResult) = 0;

  /**
   * Return the font's subscript offset (the distance from the
   * baseline to where a subscript's baseline should be placed). The
   * value returned will be a positive value.
   */
  NS_IMETHOD  GetSubscriptOffset(nscoord& aResult) = 0;

  /**
   * Return the font's strikeout offset (the distance from the 
   * baseline to where a strikeout should be placed) and size
   * Positive values are above the baseline, negative below.
   */
  NS_IMETHOD  GetStrikeout(nscoord& aOffset, nscoord& aSize) = 0;

  /**
   * Return the font's underline offset (the distance from the 
   * baseline to where a underline should be placed) and size.
   * Positive values are above the baseline, negative below.
   */
  NS_IMETHOD  GetUnderline(nscoord& aOffset, nscoord& aSize) = 0;

  /**
   * Returns the height (in app units) of the font. This is ascent plus descent
   * plus any internal leading
   *
   * This method will be removed once the callers have been moved over to the
   * new GetEmHeight (and possibly GetMaxHeight).
   */
  NS_IMETHOD  GetHeight(nscoord &aHeight) = 0;

  /**
   * Returns the amount of internal leading (in app units) for the font. This
   * is computed as the "height  - (ascent + descent)"
   */
  NS_IMETHOD  GetInternalLeading(nscoord &aLeading) = 0;

  /**
   * Returns the amount of external leading (in app units) as suggested by font
   * vendor. This value is suggested by font vendor to add to normal line-height 
   * beside font height.
   */
  NS_IMETHOD  GetExternalLeading(nscoord &aLeading) = 0;

  /**
   * Returns the height (in app units) of the Western font's em square. This is
   * em ascent plus em descent.
   */
  NS_IMETHOD  GetEmHeight(nscoord &aHeight) = 0;

  /**
   * Returns, in app units, the ascent part of the Western font's em square.
   */
  NS_IMETHOD  GetEmAscent(nscoord &aAscent) = 0;

  /**
   * Returns, in app units, the descent part of the Western font's em square.
   */
  NS_IMETHOD  GetEmDescent(nscoord &aDescent) = 0;

  /**
   * Returns the height (in app units) of the Western font's bounding box.
   * This is max ascent plus max descent.
   */
  NS_IMETHOD  GetMaxHeight(nscoord &aHeight) = 0;

  /**
   * Returns, in app units, the maximum distance characters in this font extend
   * above the base line.
   */
  NS_IMETHOD  GetMaxAscent(nscoord &aAscent) = 0;

  /**
   * Returns, in app units, the maximum distance characters in this font extend
   * below the base line.
   */
  NS_IMETHOD  GetMaxDescent(nscoord &aDescent) = 0;

  /**
   * Returns, in app units, the maximum character advance for the font
   */
  NS_IMETHOD  GetMaxAdvance(nscoord &aAdvance) = 0;

  /**
   * Returns the font associated with these metrics. The return value
   * is only defined after Init() has been called.
   */
  const nsFont &Font() { return mFont; }

  /**
   * Returns the language associated with these metrics
   */
  NS_IMETHOD  GetLanguage(nsIAtom** aLanguage) = 0;

  /**
   * Returns the font handle associated with these metrics
   */
  NS_IMETHOD  GetFontHandle(nsFontHandle &aHandle) = 0;

  /**
   * Returns the average character width
   */
  NS_IMETHOD  GetAveCharWidth(nscoord& aAveCharWidth) = 0;

  /**
   * Returns the often needed width of the space character
   */
  NS_IMETHOD  GetSpaceWidth(nscoord& aSpaceCharWidth) = 0;

protected:

  nsFont mFont;		// The font for this metrics object.
};

NS_DEFINE_STATIC_IID_ACCESSOR(nsIFontMetrics, NS_IFONT_METRICS_IID)

#endif /* nsIFontMetrics_h___ */