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

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Fri May 11 14:28:36 EDT 2007

On 5/11/07 11:05 AM, "Paul Kelly" <paul-grass at stjohnspoint.co.uk> wrote:

> On Fri, 11 May 2007, Michael Barton wrote:
>> Well, this is a clue indeed.
>> If I open an xmon (d.mon x0), d.font -l makes a nice list of fonts and these
>> even show up in the gui.
> OK. I was just thinking, it is logical that you have to have a display
> driver open (or at least indicate which one you are going to use) before
> d.font can list the fonts, because the list might depend on which display
> driver you are using. E.g. the possible future support for PostScript
> built-in fonts that Glynn mentioned.
>> GRASS_RENDER_IMMEDIATE is set to TRUE in the GUI, but that doesn't seem to
>> make any difference.
> But is it set at the point d.font is run, or is it only set after that?
> gis.m uses direct rendering for all output, doesn't it, so it should be
> safe to always have GRASS_RENDER_IMMEDIATE set, I think... ?
> Paul

GRASS_RENDER_IMMEDIATE is set prior to rendering and unset immediately
after. The reason is that it doesn't affect any command-line use of GRASS.


Michael Barton, Professor of Anthropology
School of Human Evolution & Social Change
Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity
Arizona State University

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