[Image-SIG] TrueType support?
jwt at onjapan.net
Sat Jul 14 01:27:47 CEST 2007
On Jul 14, 2007, at 06:39, Brian Riordan wrote:
> Are TrueType fonts only supported or available through the PIL Plus
> package. I have managed to import .pil font files have ever I need
> much large font sizes then the one I have been able to find. If
> anyone has any large font size (64 - 84) or knows how to change
> TrueType to BDF I would really appreciate it.
No, PIL can take advantage of the freetype library if it finds it at
build time. You may need to explictly set FREETYPE_ROOT in PIL's
setup.py to point to the library if you've installed it in a non-
I think most Linux distribution packages of PIL include freetype
support by default, and the OS X pre-compiled package does as well.
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