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Hi,
I would like to know what I would need to do to map ttf's to be able to draw them as graphics in DirectX, I really don't want to get the DC and use textout or drawtext, because I don't want to lose the speed benefits of DirectX.  Basically, I am currently working on a stupid little program, and I need to put some text on my screen. I am runing in 640x480x256 full screen, and need to display things like score.  Any help would be appreciated.
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One way would be to use bitmaps that you have previously created. Bitmaps for certain text and digits. Then you can BitBlt() whatever character is necessary. I have found that using ExtTextOut() with a DC is very quick and very usable.


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