[GRASS-dev] iconv a required dependency for using Freetype?

Paul Kelly paul-grass at stjohnspoint.co.uk
Tue May 8 06:03:35 EDT 2007

On Mon, 7 May 2007, Michael Barton wrote:

> In wxPython, I've switched to a scrolling listbox whose items are built from
> the output of d.font -l. It seems to work fine and should work on all
> platforms because it does not require a full, absolute path, but builds from
> whatever is in the new freetypecap + stroke fonts.
> I was planning to do the same with TclTk, since this seems the most robust
> approach and likely to remain stable regardless of other font management
> changes. Any reason not to do so?

Only that it won't (yet) work on Windows because the current freetypecap 
file format is incompatible with Windows pathnames - but that is an almost 
irrelevant point seeing the current setup has only been working on Windows 
for about 10 hours anyway - unlikely anybody's relying on it! Having it 
broken again for a short while until we re-do the font file and d.font -l 
to use it is not a problem. If you can do it easily I'd say go for it.


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