I am looking for a software library that can be used to render text to a bitmap for use in a OpenGL API-based GUI library.

It must

  • Not depend on any framework like glib or Qt, It is acceptable if it requires Freetype
  • correctly render diacritics
  • be possible to retrieve character position given coordinates
  • have a GPLv3 compatible license
  • not be too large and complex. I want a simple TextOut-like function
  • work on GNU/Linux
  • have a C or C++ interface

Features that I do not need are

  • Ligatures
  • Complex script support

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