I'm still learning the basics of openGL but I wanted to try adding some on screen text to one of my practice applications. I peaked ahead a little in my book and was surprised to find openGL offers only very low level support for creating fonts. I assumed therefore, that someone has probably built a library to allow more sophisticated text drawing.
So I read the FAQ and they mentioned FreeType. Looks interesting. But I wanted to get some user opinions. Whats a good extension for simple text to screen drawing? I'd like, if at all possible, something simple, that doesn't take long to learn. I'd rather spend time learning openGL right now.
I'm also using GLUT to handle the windowing, so anything that works well with that is preferable.