SDL_ttf is a sample library which allows you to use TrueType fonts in your SDL applications. SDL_ttf library comes with an example program "showfont" which displays an example string for a given TrueType font file.
Unpack and build. Run "showfont fontfile" to display a font using the library.
Simple DirectMedia Layer is a cross-platform multimedia library designed to provide low level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, 3D hardware via OpenGL, and 2D video framebuffer. It is used by MPEG playback software, emulators, and many popular games, including the award winning Linux port of "Civilization: Call To Power."
Simple DirectMedia Layer supports Linux, Windows, BeOS, MacOS Classic, MacOS X, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, BSD/OS, Solaris, IRIX, and QNX. There is also code, but no official support, for Windows CE, AmigaOS, Dreamcast, Atari, NetBSD, AIX, OSF/Tru64, RISC OS, and SymbianOS.
SDL is written in C, but works with C++ natively, and has bindings to several other languages, including Ada, Eiffel, Java, Lua, ML, Perl, PHP, Pike, Python, and Ruby.
· The latest stable release of SDL 1.2, FreeType 2.0 or newer (except FreeType 2.1.3)
What's New in This Release:
· This minor release fixes line spacing and provides packages for Universal binaries on Mac OS X.