In 2.1.2 and 2.1.3rc5 in Mac OSX 10.4 and 10.5, if I have the GL_FRONT polygonmode set to GL_LINE when I draw pixmap text, the text does not appear properly, only something sort of like bounding boxes for the glyph.
I can work around this by
before trying to draw anything.
I don't see this problem in Windows or in RHE Linux.
I don't have a simple demo code for this; it came out of a big project (the rgl package for R). I have attached a PDF containing a couple of screen grabs, the first without the fix above, and the second with it.
If you have a simple wrapper for demo test code I'd be happy to try it out.