URGENT !!! Text in OpenGL window (Nehe)

Howdy hooo!!!

I use the glPrint function which is on the Nehe site:

Why doesn´t the text size change ???

Another question:
I should print some text in a OpenGL window and when I used windows API the text flickered like hell.

Please help me print some text in an OpenGL window !!!


The flickering was probably because you use double-buffering…

As for the font size - are you sure that you are re-creating the display lists? You’re using bitmapped fonts, I think… I don’t remember which tut is which. You need to re-create the DLs for a different font size.


I just use one size in my program. I just Build the font once…


Calls to wglUseFontOutlines() and wglUseFontBitmaps() always map the currently selected font in Windows to a glyph whose cell is 1.0 x 1.0. This is regardless of the size of the current font.

What this means is that to change the size of the font you should use glScalef() after drawing the text.