[GRASS-dev] Re: not quite there on fonts

Paul Kelly paul-grass at stjohnspoint.co.uk
Fri May 11 13:33:00 EDT 2007

On Fri, 11 May 2007, Michael Barton wrote:

> I just updated a Mac in the lab. d.font ­l returns nothing, which makes the
> font list empty in the GUI. I tried manually running g.mkfontcap with a

Does it work OK if you start a monitor first (d.mon x0)? I think, because 
of the way it now uses R_* functions it depends in some way on having some 
valid display output working. From the commandline on Linux I noticed too 
it outputs nothing, but when I set GRASS_RENDER_IMMEDIATE=TRUE first then 
it outputs the list. On Windows the list showed up fine. So I was assuming 
that gis.m must have set GRASS_RENDER_IMMEDIATE=TRUE and thus everything 
was OK. Maybe there's something else on Windows that causes 
GRASS_RENDER_IMMEDIATE=TRUE to be set? Or maybe I'm barking up the wrong 

> couple of different option. g.mkfontcap is indeed doing its thing, putting
> stuff into fontcap and freetypecap. But d.font is not reading it.
> Michael
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