Eric G. Miller
egm2 at jps.net
Thu Aug 9 00:55:13 EDT 2001
On Thu, Aug 09, 2001 at 10:03:19AM +0900, GRASS wrote:
> Hi developers,
> I've added unused/display/d.text2 module to display text using TrueType fonts.
> Could anyone test whether this works or not?
> FreeType2 library is required and libgiconv or libiconv is optionally
> required to support unicode.
After making a few changes:
2. Comment out CHARSET handling [*]
3. Edit hardcoded default font path to one I have...
4. Edit Gmakefile, remove -lgiconv
-- Note, apparently "iconv" is built into GNU libc these days.
I think this is a recent change.
Runs to completion, but there's nothing on the monitor ;( Tried with
color "red" and default, and size=100 and default.
I uncommented the debugging glyph.width/height printf() call, and see
it is translating the characters. So, maybe a problem with the color?
I didn't do a full rebuild of GRASS sources (using that april_...
tag), so maybe I missed some important change?
* I tried both "en_US" and "8859-1" (not sure what is correct)
When building, got a warning for wrong pointer type for arg2 to
I think it is a worthy endeavor. I'm not clear on how X4 handles fonts
these days, but I get the impression that it might be possibly to just
use truetype fonts directly without needing explicit linkage to
freetype. I think the monitor code would have to change for this to
work though (it could do the work on it's end for making appropriate X
calls -- then we could ditch those hershey fonts).
Eric G. Miller <egm2 at jps.net>
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