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I've been working on truetype font support for my GFX library. Anyway, I wanted to incorporate The FreeType Project[^] and use that in my code. Since it's tight and written in C I figured it would be easy to incorporate**. However, they use the CMake build system and their build scripts are complicated.

So I went on their mailing list/newsgroup and engaged with them about possibly producing a build that would work under platform IO.

I've gotten the go ahead, and some people even seemed excited about it, but I can't work my way through their build scripts, and all the headers have to be included in a very particular order, and and and... it's just too much to wrap my head around without intimately understanding the library's machinations and architecture.

So in the end I started writing my own TTF support because it was actually easier than moving their project off of CMake.

I wish I had never said anything on that newsgroup. That's what I get for trying to use other people's work in my stuff. At least I've had some better success with simpler projects. Frown | :( I just feel bad getting people's hopes up and then ditching it.

** despite my code being C++, it doesn't use the STL because the Arduino framework doesn't make the STL available so it's easier to incorporate 3rd party C code than C++ code.
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