Method

Gtk.TextIter.forward_cursor_position

Declaration [src]

gboolean
gtk_text_iter_forward_cursor_position (
  GtkTextIter* iter
)

Description [src]

Moves iter forward by a single cursor position.

Cursor positions are (unsurprisingly) positions where the cursor can appear. Perhaps surprisingly, there may not be a cursor position between all characters. The most common example for European languages would be a carriage return/newline sequence.

For some Unicode characters, the equivalent of say the letter “a” with an accent mark will be represented as two characters, first the letter then a “combining mark” that causes the accent to be rendered; so the cursor can’t go between those two characters.

See also the PangoLogAttr struct and the pango_break() function.

Return value

Returns: gboolean

TRUE if we moved and the new position is dereferenceable