[IMAGE-SIG] Are there any font rasterizers supported by PIL?
Fred L. Drake
Fred L. Drake, Jr." <fdrake@CNRI.Reston.Va.US
Wed, 15 Oct 1997 14:19:34 -0400
Hannu Krosing writes:
> Are there any font rasterizers supported by PIL?
> I mean either Type1 (which could be lifted from the XFree font server)
> or TrueType (using the freetype library)?
There's a new TrueType rasterizer from the freetype project;
information is available at
current state is labelled "beta", and I've not had a chance to look at
it. It might be usable.
There's a Type1 rasterizer calle T1Lib based in part on the X11 Type1
rasterizer, which is currently at "0.3-beta". (Only a little farther
along than PIL itself, if version numbers mean anything. ;) It looks
pretty cool; I was just planning to work up a quick Python extension
for it while my wife & kids are visiting her parents. We'll see if I
actually get to it. Once done, I'll announce it to the Image-SIG for
preliminary testing. Since it supports antialiased text, it might be
good to have as a Canvas item type as well; maybe it should be a
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