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Thu Aug 9 01:24:53 EDT 2001
From: "Eric G. Miller" <egm2 at jps.net>
> 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:
> 1. s/<giconv.h>/<iconv.h>
> 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?
Yes, you should rebuild src/display/devices/lib and
src/display/devices/XDRIVER/XDRIVER24. This change helps us selecting color
> * 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).
Hmm, at this time, I'm using XFree86 3.x. :-)
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