[fpc-pascal] Implementing AggPas with PtcGraph
james at productionautomation.net
Mon Jun 5 23:00:07 CEST 2017
>As for font support under Windows. Yes you can use GDI for font rendering, but I highly recommend using freetype.dll even under Windows.
>It has more features than GDI font support and the quality is better too.
Is it the fonts causing the dependency then? I have freetype.dll included in the directory with my programs, do I need to include other files / dlls if I want them to run without installing anything?
the programs I am getting the dependency issue with are based on and including Graeme's original sample program Agg2DColsole.dpr , they use:
From: fpc-pascal [mailto:fpc-pascal-bounces at lists.freepascal.org] On Behalf Of Graeme Geldenhuys
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2017 2:25 PM
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Subject: Re: [fpc-pascal] Implementing AggPas with PtcGraph
On 2017-06-05 03:12, Stefan V. Pantazi wrote:
> In my experience, the one dependency that AggPas has potential to fail
> may be related to the freetype library. If you plan to run your app on
> windows only, then you can turn freetype off and AggPas will happily
> use windows font libraries. Search for the AGG2D_USE_FREETYPE define
> and comment it out.
Correct, though even font support is optional in AggPas. So if you don't render text via AggPas, it has zero dependency - everything is done in pure Object Pascal code.
As for font support under Windows. Yes you can use GDI for font rendering, but I highly recommend using freetype.dll even under Windows.
It has more features than GDI font support and the quality is better too.
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