Thats a very good question. Im not sure how it is *supposed* to look.
However, I did run this on my RH 7.3 box with a Radeon 7500 (XF86 4.2.0 drivers/dri) and it looks like this
with the ability to rotate it thusly.
Note that I did not compile these on my machine but ran the SGI compiled binary
that they (Tripos) provided me as well. This was run on an SGI and the display information sent to my Xserver at home via the network (simulating how I would do it with my NVidia box). I will try this tomorrow at work with the RH 7.2 NVidia box and will post those results. I do not think it is just a matter of the text being displayed, but the "ruler" as well. I will see tomorrow I guess...