[Fontconfig] OpenGl and core X fonts

Enrique Perez-Terron fontconfig@fontconfig.org
26 Apr 2003 14:03:19 +0200


I am looking into the cvs for Fltk-2.0, and it seems that they are
having a problem because fontconfig/xft no longer seems to support core
X fonts.

Fltk is a widget library with support for OpenGl. OpenGl has various
ways of drawing text, but the simplest appears to be using the function 
glXUseXFont, which needs a XFontStruct* variable. Earlier versions of
Fltk solved this by explicitly asking for a core font when the font was
going to be used with glXUseXFont.

Are core fonts going to disappear completely?  Have issues with OpenGl
been discussed in the context of fontconfig/xft?  Any pointers?

Enrique Perez-Terron