[Image-SIG] Loading OpenType font (PIL 1.1.5, Python 2.4.1, Windows XP)

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Thu Sep 22 23:22:11 CEST 2005

Laszlo Zsolt Nagy gandalf at designaproduct.biz wrote:
 >Fredrik Lundh wrote:
 >>make sure _imagingft.pyd is the one that came with PIL 1.1.5, and
 >>not some earlier version.  to see what pyd it's using, do this:
 >>    >>> import _imagingft
 >>    >>> _imagingft.__file__
 >C:\Documents and Settings\Gandalf>python
 > >>> import _imagingft
 > >>> _imagingft.__file__
 >You were right, thank you. The good one is under site-packages but I
 >had one under DLLs too.
 >I don't know how could this happen. :-)

I just stumbled across the same thing, found this response, and realized 
I had the same problem.

So, thanks for the help!

More importantly, I can solve the mystery of "how could this happen".  I 
had installed the ReportLab package a couple of days ago, including the 
Windows binaries file "win32-dlls-py24.zip" which they conveniently 
provide.  That file contains the out of date _imagingft.pyd (and other 
PIL files) and the instructions for installing it suggest putting it in 
the DLLs folder instead of under site-packages/PIL.  So that's how this 
could happen. :-)


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