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Original post by z_k
this program that uses #include<ft2build.h>
compile with
gcc exp.c -o exp -L /usr/X11R6/lib -lX11 ?

gcc exp.c -o exp -L /usr/X11R6/lib -lX11 `freetype-config --cflags --libs`

This is the usual way to work with most free/open source software.

Also, you should include:

#include <ft2build.h>
#include FT_FREETYPE_H

As explained here.

FWIW, Xft(3) says:


Xft(3) Xft(3)

Xft - X FreeType interface library

Xft is a simple library designed to interface the FreeType rasterizer
with the X Rendering Extension. This manual page barely scratches the
surface of this library.

I suspect, therefore, that you'll need to use Xft if you want things like antialiased font rendering. I could be wrong though.

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setting font for drawing text in X11 doing with XsetFont() & XLoadQueryfont().....
this function use special font that exists in /usr/etc/X11/font/X11R7/100bpi/ (for exp)
max font size in this file is 24 ,i want draw text with big font size (exp. 70)
i must use Xft ?

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