glOrtho - don't understand

I have a viewport which I have used glOrtho to enable me to draw lines but for some reason I cannot get text working on it.

Any ideas?


Text as bitmapped characters, texture quads, or anything else? What actually happens? What are you doing? What do you want to do (apart from drawing text that is)?

So, no, no ideas unless you give us more information on the problem.