Text rendering is now functional from REBOL but not all the features are quite there yet. Richard Smolak (aka Cyphre) provided a much needed patch to enable the use FreeType instead of the proprietary Windows font system. Another big thanks goes out to Michael Trebilcock who provided me with the latest FreeType port.

Additional changes were needed because of the assumed wide character support and also some lingering little endian issues. There is also some work left to do to enable bold and italics. We still need to resolve the issue of font naming as well since default Windows fonts are not available on other platforms.

The following are the results of some of the tests:


Note in the test above there is still an issue with the calculation of line length when using FreeType fonts.