I recently ported the GRX library font routines to SDL
(video) under the name GRX_font, initial version 2.0.1.
Several font formats, text directions and alignment, 8
and 16 bit characters, color schemes and transparency
(taken from SDL_gfx) are supported; multithreading is
not. Requires GNU make and SDL. The source is at:
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