[Haskell-cafe] ANN: FTGL 1.0. Portable truetype font rendering in OpenGL

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Thu Aug 7 15:44:44 EDT 2008

> Hi folks.  I've just released some Haskell bindings to FTGL at
> http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/FTGL .
> FTGL is an easy to use library for portable rendering of TrueType
> fonts in OpenGL, with functions for creating bitmapped fonts,
> texture-mapped fonts, buffered fonts, polygonal 2D fonts, and extruded
> polygonal 3D fonts.  The code works on Windows and Linux.  I've not
> tested it yet on the Mac.
> To use FTGL in your programs, just import Graphics.Rendering.FTGL and use
> do
>   font <- createTextureFont "font.ttf"
>   setFontFaceSize font 24 72
>   renderFont font "some string"
> More documentation can be found at the FTGL homepage at
> http://ftgl.sourceforge.net

Good work. Native packages for Arch Linux available,


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