[Image-SIG] Re: Rendering Japanese fonts

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Wed Apr 20 20:58:48 CEST 2005

Lars Yencken wrote:

> I'm trying to render a Japanese font to an image, but I'm having some problems.
> Converting the font from ttf to pil via ttf2bdf and pilfont.py works
> fine. When I try out the rendering code however, none of the Japanese
> characters appear, only the normal ascii ones do.
> Here's the offending code:
>    font = ImageFont.load('kochi-mincho.pil')
>    image = Image.new('RGB', (512,512), color=color__white)
>    draw = ImageDraw.Draw(image)
>    desiredText = unicode('nothing 日本語 appears', 'utf8').encode('euc_jp')
>    draw.text((10,10), desiredText, font=font, fill=color__black)
>    image.save('example.jpg')
> Notice that the actual japanese characters are originally in unicode
> and then encoded to euc_jp. I tried leaving them in unicode (which
> broke it), and selecting other possible encodings (like shift_jis or
> utf8) but these still only rendered the ascii, i.e. the above renders
> to "nothingappears".

can you make the BDF file available somewhere? (either post it somewhere
and mail me the URL, or, if it's not too large, mail the file to me).


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