OpenGL man pages
glXUseXFont - create bitmap display lists from an X font
void glXUseXFont( Font font,
int listBase )
font Specifies the font from which character glyphs are to be taken.
first Specifies the index of the first glyph to be taken.
count Specifies the number of glyphs to be taken.
listBase Specifies the index of the first display list to be generated.
glXUseXFont generates count display lists, named listBase through
listBase+count-1, each containing a single glBitmap command. The
parameters of the glBitmap command of display list listBase+i are derived
from glyph first+i. Bitmap parameters xorig, yorig, width, and height are
computed from font metrics as descent-1, -lbearing, rbearing-lbearing, and
ascent+descent, respectively. xmove is taken from the glyph's width
metric, and ymove is set to zero. Finally, the glyph's image is converted
to the appropriate format for glBitmap.
Using glXUseXFont may be more efficient than accessing the X font and
generating the display lists explicitly, both because the display lists are
created on the server without requiring a round trip of the glyph data, and
because the server may choose to delay the creation of each bitmap until it
Empty display lists are created for all glyphs that are requested and are
not defined in font. glXUseXFont is ignored if there is no current GLX
BadFont is generated if font is not a valid font.
GLXBadContextState is generated if the current GLX context is in display-
list construction mode.
GLXBadCurrentWindow is generated if the drawable associated with the
current context of the calling thread is a window, and that window is no
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