May 26, 2018
Xaw3dxft is a Xaw Athena Widget Set replacement that looks three-dimensional.
Xaw3dxft is an extended version of xaw3d with support for UTF8 input and UTF8 encoding of text, and rendering text with the Freetype library and Truetype fonts. It should be mostly compatible with the original xaw3d library, except for font management everything using the old X11 core font routines should be replaced by their freetype equivalents.
The main advantage of using libxaw3dxft over libxaw3d or libxaw is that all text will appear nicely antialiasedd when using truetype fonts in the menu widgets. Also, the use of UTF8 makes it easier to internationalize applications in arbitrary languages.