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Re: [ft] FreeType Debugging

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [ft] FreeType Debugging
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:19:45 +0200 (CEST)

>> On Unix-like systems, tracing and error messages are sent to stderr
> I tried to compile the Freetype by putting some messages through
> fprintf like putting this fprintf( stderr, "File cannot be opened
> \n" ); under some obvious code which always runs, but i couldn't see
> the output on screen.

Well, *this* is definitely a problem on your side that you have to
solve.  Are you sure that you are linking to the right FreeType
library version?

> One thing to make the picture clear to you my application which
> prints any type1 or truetype styled font on screen uses Xft to show
> output.  [...]

I can't help here, but you might try the FreeType demo programs to
check whether your extra debugging messages do appear on stderr.

> Is there any direct test program which i can use to test type1 font
> driver and print my error messages on terminal?

Try the FreeType demo programs (ftview, ftstring, etc.).


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