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28 Sep 2022 05:01:28 EDT (-0400)
  Re: POV-Ray v3.8.0-alpha.10013324  
From: William F Pokorny
Date: 14 Jan 2019 13:51:48
Message: <5c3cda44$1@news.povray.org>
On 1/14/19 1:29 PM, William F Pokorny wrote:
> 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.
And I walk to get a coffee and it pops into my head what is happening 
here.... chr() Never mind. I spent all my time looking in the source 
code instead of the SDL...

Bill P.

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