[Haskell-cafe] How to get glyph outline from ttf font.

Jeff Heard jefferson.r.heard at gmail.com
Sat Apr 4 10:08:58 EDT 2009

Yes, the FTGL library, but it uses FTGL on the backend and not
freetype directly.  You might be able to get the flyph shapes from

On Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 12:59 PM, Dmitry V'yal <akamaus at gmail.com> wrote:
>        Greetings. I'm trying to render some glyphs from ttf font to svg
> image using gtk2hs cairo binding. Since I can find nothing appropriate in
> gtk2hs API,  I decided to draw outlines with bezier curves myself. But how
> to get them out of font? As far as I know, freetype library is capable of
> extracting outlines, but is there any haskell binding for it which supports
> this functionality?
>        Here [1] one such lib was mentioned, but it wasn't availible online
> that time. Have situation changed today?
> Thanks in advance
> [1]
> http://www.nabble.com/Re%3A-Rendering-TTF-fonts-in-Haskell-and-OpenGL-p15635659.html
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