[vtkusers] Unicode text

Sid Murthy sid.murthy at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 12:14:35 EST 2019

Hi - I was wondering if this is still the case for the latest VTK version
where unicode characters for text display are not supported by default?
Currently we use Arial Unicode MS - which works fine - but are there freely
licensed versions that would work?

On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 9:33 AM David Lonie <david.lonie at kitware.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 7:51 AM, Rustem Khabetdinov
> <rustem.khabetdinov at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello.
> >
> > Is there any possibility to use unicode chars?(without using vtk2DActor)
> I'm not sure what you mean by vtk2DActor, but it is possible to render
> unicode text by configuring the vtkTextProperty's FontFamily to
> VTK_FONT_FILE and setting FontFile to a font file that supports the
> character you wish to use. The default fonts in VTK do not support
> much if any unicode, so you'll need to provide a font file.
> This approach will work for vtkTextActor, vtkTextActor3D, and
> vtkTextMapper.
> Example:
> https://github.com/Kitware/VTK/blob/master/Rendering/FreeType/Testing/Cxx/TestFreeTypeTextMapperNoMath.cxx#L148-L159
> HTH,
> Dave
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