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Re: [pygame] freetype + unusual font format: What am I doing wrong?


Sorry, updating to pygame-1.9.2a0-12de2da43ecb.win32-py3.3.msi didn't help.

By passing a different (wrong) size, I was able to get freetype to render some fonts but not others. I made a webpage with the only documentation that I have found, some demo code that can render from some BDF fonts, and a screenshot:

I suspect that there's a mistake in the documentation for instantiating the pygame.freetype.Font class. If I follow the documentation and pass it the font name, style and size, I get an error.  If I just pass only the font name and a certain (wrong) size, it sometimes renders.


From: Lenard Lindstrom <len-l@xxxxxxxxx>
To: pygame-users@xxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, October 4, 2013 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: [pygame] freetype + unusual font format: What am I doing wrong?

Hi Jason,

This sounds like issue #144, unable to render text.
The issue #144 fix is included in an updated 32bit Windows installer
added to the downloads page
earlier this week: pygame-1.9.2a0-12de2da43ecb.win32-py3.3.msi
I have taken to adding a changeset identifier to the file name so
tracking installer versions will be easer.

Lenard Lindstrom

On 13-10-04 05:50 AM, Jason Marshall wrote:
> I would like to use the freetype module to render text from a BDF font
> file, but I am getting a vague error. I am using the 8x8 font from
> this site:
> http://beej.us/c64bdf/c64bdf/c64.bdf
> >>>import os
> >>>os.environ["PYGAME_FREETYPE"] = "1"
> >>>import pygame
> >>> pygame.font
> <module 'pygame.ftfont' from
> 'C:\\Python33\\lib\\site-packages\\pygame\\ftfont.py'>
> >>> import pygame.freetype
> >>> pygame.freetype.init()
> >>> c64 = pygame.freetype.Font(r'C:\Users\marshalls\Downloads\c64.bdf', 8)
> >>> s = c64.render('TEST', pygame.Color('white'), pygame.Color('blue'))
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
> SystemError: error return without exception set
> >>>
> Can somebody spot what I am doing wrong?
> I am using a recent build of pygame 1.9.2pre and Python 3.3 (32-bit)
> on Windows.
> Thanks,
> Jason