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Mac OS X text-manipulation APIs provide basic text input and display as well as text encoding conversions, text-search capabilities, and document summarizations. These APIs also enable sophisticated typography. Developers can, for example, precisely position individual glyphs and lines of text, draw Unicode text at any angle of rotation, kern text, and activate and deactivate fonts.

A guided introduction for developers new to Mac OS X text and fonts.  
Text & Fonts Topics
C APIs for working with text and fonts, and rendering glyphs.   Facilities for creating, manipulating, and storing text strings.   Resources for managing the display and arrangement of printed characters.

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