nanogui: font problems
Re: [nanogui] Font problems
"Greg Haerr" ####@####.####
3 Mar 2006 02:59:18 +0000
: But, I have beeen playing around and I try to load a .bdf and get:
: fnt_createfont: /home/dufus/nano-X-src/testFontSize/luxisb.bdf,1 not found
Nano-X can't load .bdf fonts, they need to be converted to
.fnt or .pcf format.
: Also what purpose does the GR_LOGFONT serve? can .pcf fonts be resized,
No, .pcf files are fixed bitmap images. GR_LOGFONT allows
programmatic selection of fonts by requesting attributes, rather
than knowing a specific font filename.
: I have also had a problem with .pcf file created from ttf file
: segfaulting nano-X.
: Like, I down load a TTF file and run it through tt2bdf and the resultant
: .bdf through bdftopcf. But then when I load the pcf file, gip'ed or not,
: nano-X segfaults.
I'm not sure why this is yet, perhaps the .pcf font conversions
aren't working properly. I'm not aware of any .pcf file from
the X11 distribution that won't work, however. I assume
also you're running the CVS code, since some .pcf fixes
It would be nice to know whether these core dumps occur
on a desktop intel system, or instead only on your target.
We had some endian issues previously.
: I have discovered on thing though. Trying to under stand the X system's
: font system is enough to drive anybody back to the MS Windows world.