Some more notes regarding the freeglut bitmapped fonts:
(1) Freeglut tends to draw characters closer together than GLUT does. I
think each character in the GLUT_BITMAP_*_BY_* fonts is one pixel wider than
the corresponding character in the freeglut fonts. This is not true for the
GLUT_BITMAP_HELVETICA_* fonts so just adding a pixel between characters
won't fix it. In fact, the 10-pitch Helvetica and Times Roman fonts in
freeglut are slightly wider than they are in GLUT.
(2) It appears that freeglut draws its characters a few pixels up from where
GLUT draws its characters.
(3) Freeglut bitmapped fonts are missing the "|" and "`" (backquote)
(4) I think GLUT's GLUT_BITMAP_8_BY_13 and GLUT_BITMAP_9_BY_15 are constant
width; freeglut's are variable width.
Except for (3), I don't think these are worth fixing. I am simply putting
them out to the mailing list for general interest.
John F. Fay
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