XDrawString(display, d, gc, x, y, string, length)
      Display *display;
      Drawable d;
      GC gc;
      int x, y;
      char *string;
      int length;


display Specifies the connection to the X server.
d Specifies the drawable.
gc Specifies the GC.
Specify the x and y coordinates, which are relative to the origin of the specified drawable and define the origin of the first character.
string Specifies the character string.
length Specifies the number of characters in the string argument.


Each character image, as defined by the font in the GC, is treated as an additional mask for a fill operation on the drawable. The drawable is modified only where the font character has a bit set to 1.

Both functions use these GC components: function, plane-mask, fill-style, font, subwindow-mode, clip-x-origin, clip-y-origin, and clip-mask. They also use these GC mode-dependent components: foreground, background, tile, stipple, tile-stipple-x-origin, and tile-stipple-y-origin.

XDrawString() can generate BadDrawable , BadGC , and BadMatch errors.


BadDrawable A value for a Drawable argument does not name a defined Window or Pixmap.
BadGC A value for a GContext argument does not name a defined GContext.
BadMatch An InputOnly window is used as a Drawable.
BadMatch Some argument or pair of arguments has the correct type and range but fails to match in some other way required by the request.

See also

XDrawImageString(), XLoadFont(), XDrawString16(), XDrawText(), "Drawing Text Characters".
Christophe Tronche, [email protected]