glut Fonts and rastering

Ok. I’m using glut to make a test prog, to make sure my math is right (because it’s short and fast). Anyway, glut moves the raster pos over for each char it types. So naturally, I try to move it back after it finishes with a string. So call this…

GLfloat *f;
glRasterPos2f( -f[0], -f[1] );

But then, if I call another glGetFloatv on the raster pos, it never moved. I’ve been trying to fix this forever (about an hour now, and I’m pissed). Please help.