3d typography issues in SDL/libsdl/SDL_perl

hi list.
i wanted to create an application in perl, using SDL_perl bindings and
display on-the-fly-changing text/typography stuff with SDL (freetype).
now i was wondering if the only way to display fonts is 2-dimensional,
without creating textures out of the fonts. any ideas around that?
or any examples, tutorials, whatever?

matthias tarasiewicz–