POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.beta-test : POV-Ray v3.8.0-alpha.10013324 : Re: POV-Ray v3.8.0-alpha.10013324 Server Time
18 Jun 2021 01:17:54 EDT (-0400)
  Re: POV-Ray v3.8.0-alpha.10013324  
From: William F Pokorny
Date: 14 Jan 2019 13:29:31
Message: <5c3cd50b$1@news.povray.org>
On 1/14/19 11:58 AM, clipka wrote:
> https://github.com/POV-Ray/povray/releases/tag/v3.8.0-alpha.10013324
> 
> This version should fix crashes from user-defined functions, `text` 
> primitives and recursive macro invocations.

Given you are looking at the parser, the text object and fonts I want to 
pass along an old signature scene file which has not never run correctly 
for me unless I create a COUR.TTF file.

I've made a couple runs at trying to find where the COUR.TTF default 
comes from in the code - including again just now - and failed. Guessing 
at some point just using the string ttf caused some defaulting to a font 
called COUR.TTF and some string perhaps. Think it something which should 
be cleaned up (just 'ttf' should fail parsing I think). The latest 
alpha.10013324 still generates:

File 'Sig34_LookAtWeirdDefaultAndFailSomeday.pov' line 2: Possible Parse 
Error:
  Text may not be displayed as expected. Please refer to the user manual
  regarding changes in POV-Ray v3.8 and later.
File 'Sig34_LookAtWeirdDefaultAndFailSomeday.pov' line 3: Possible Parse 
Error:
  Cannot find file 'COUR.TTF', even after trying to append file type 
extension.
File 'Sig34_LookAtWeirdDefaultAndFailSomeday.pov' line 3: Possible Parse 
Error:
  Cannot open font file.
Fatal error in parser: Cannot open file.
Render failed

Bill P.


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