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Re: [ft-devel] ft2demos with X11 on OS X (XQuartz)

From: Adam Twardoch (Lists)
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] ft2demos with X11 on OS X (XQuartz)
Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2016 15:38:28 +0100

Well, I guess the problem may be on a different level. When I launch `ftmulti` from the XQuartz-provided terminal (xterm), then it launches correctly (with the GUI). But if I launch it from within the regular "text" Terminal or iTerm apps, then I get the error. Same with `ftview` etc. 

cannot open X11 display
could not allocate display surface

  error = 0x0002

(The error is sometimes 0x0000 and sometimes 0x0002). 

But the weird thing is that this used to work, 100%, just a few weeks ago. I did pull the new FreeType and built it, and then I rebuilt the ft2demos tools. 

So this has to have something to do with the way FreeType has been built. 


On Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 12:44 PM, suzuki toshiya <address@hidden> wrote:
Dear Adam,

Do you mean that other X11 programs (e.g. xterm) could
be started correctly, but ft2demos could not be?
I will try to find some access to the recent Mac OS X...


Adam Twardoch (Lists) wrote:
> I once somehow had managed to build a version of ft2demos tools which worked with the OS X X11 (XQuartz) server.
> But now, with the standard " then make" of current git FreeType plus the "make" of current git ft2demos, the tools build but when trying to use them, I get:
> ftmulti 72 CinzelGX.ttf
> cannot open X11 display
> could not allocate display surface
>   error = 0x0000
> Perhaps this is because in the recent versions of Mac OS X, X11 is not included by default but the optional XQuartz installer ( ) installs X11 into:
> /opt/X11
> Maybe this could be automatically recognized by FT?
> A.

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