[GRASS5] d.text2

GRASS grass at geni.cemtlo.com
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
>    iconv.
> 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. :-)

Huidae Cho

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