I’ve been developing a QNX-based UI which uses libgf only. Photon and other ways of creating the UI are now not in scope.
The UI implements a kind of menu, and for the menu I want to write some text too. After investigating a bit the situation it turned out that QNX has a fontserver, but it seemed to me to be usable only from Photon applications - and Photon is absolutely excluded now. I’ve found relevant information on fonts in pure gf graphics neither in QNX SDK-6.5.0 help, nor on the web.
How can I generate bitmaps from TTF fonts under QNX?
I’ve investigated FreeType2 API, it doesn’t seem to be that difficult to use. But I don’t want to start including FreeType2 into my application until you say “there’s no better way to render texts from TrueType fonts”.
So: is there a better (easier) way to render text from TrueTypes fonts in QNX other than FreeType?
Thanks in advance