XmbDrawString, XwcDrawString, Xutf8DrawString − draw text using a single font set


void XmbDrawString(Display *display, Drawable d, XFontSet font_set, GC gc, int x, int y, char *string, int num_bytes);

void XwcDrawString(Display *display, Drawable d, XFontSet font_set, GC gc, int x, int y, wchar_t *string, int num_wchars);

void Xutf8DrawString(Display *display, Drawable d, XFontSet font_set, GC gc, int x, int y, char *string, int num_bytes);



Specifies the drawable.


Specifies the connection to the X server.


Specifies the font set.


Specifies the GC.


Specifies the number of bytes in the string argument.


Specifies the number of characters in the string argument.


Specifies the character string.



Specify the x and y coordinates.


The XmbDrawString, XwcDrawString and Xutf8DrawString functions draw the specified text with the foreground pixel. When the XFontSet has missing charsets, each unavailable character is drawn with the default string returned by XCreateFontSet. The behavior for an invalid codepoint is undefined.

The function Xutf8DrawString is an extension introduced by The XFree86 Project, Inc. in their 4.0.2 release. Its presence is indicated by the macro X_HAVE_UTF8_STRING.


XDrawImageString(3), XDrawString(3), XDrawText(3), XmbDrawImageString(3), XmbDrawText(3)
Xlib − C Language X Interface


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