VKVG: Vulkan Vector Graphics With A Cairo-Like API
Written by Michael Larabel in Vulkan on 7 April 2018 at 06:55 AM EDT. 17 Comments
VULKAN --
The latest nifty open-source Vulkan project we have come across worthy of a shout-out is VKVG. VKVG is short for Vulkan Vector Graphics and is a C library for drawing 2D vector graphics using the Vulkan graphics API.

With the widely-used Cairo vector graphics library lacking a Vulkan back-end, a developer started crafting his own library while keeping the API as close as possible to Cairo.

While Vulkan is mostly known for high-performance 3D and compute, this VKVG 2D vector library is working out so far and is at a stage that basic shapes are working, painting, a font system, thread-safe rendering, etc.

Those wanting to learn more about VKVG for Vulkan vector graphics can do so via VKVG on GitHub.

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