Outputting text

I want to output some simple text in my rendering window with stuff like: “Use the arrow keys to rotate object” or a fps counter.

I’m using glut, but the only text support I could find was bitmapfonts and strokefonts, and they only render one character per call. (I think).
Is there an easier way? Any help would be appreciated.

Surf your way to http://nehe.gamedev.net/opengl.asp. This site has great OpenGL tutorials. Try the tutorials about Bitmap Fonts, Outline Fonts and Texture Mapped Fonts.

Best of luck!

…OR you could try my “Textured font demo” at flipcode. Go to the code of the day gallery and get it.