[Image-SIG] Bug in PIL 1.1.5

Julian Satchell j.satchell at eris.qinetiq.com
Tue Sep 26 20:02:58 CEST 2006

The FT text renderer, accessed through the text method of an ImageDraw
object does not seem to understand left bearing and right bearing on
glyphs. As a result it wraps the overhanging part of the glyph, if this
would leave the simplistic (bearing-free) bounding box, round to the far
side of the bounding box. The effect can be seen most clearly when doing
character at a time rendering, as the bounding box is then small. It is
most likely to be seen on characters like "j" or "f", especially in
oblique or swash fonts.

Julian Satchell

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