[Image-SIG] ImageDraw questions.

Ned Batchelder ned at nedbatchelder.com
Tue Mar 18 12:46:16 CET 2008

1. The unit is the number of pixels to an em.  Often this doesn't 
correspond to any actual measurement on the letters.  See 
http://type101.fontbureau.com/archives/36 for more information about ems.

2. PIL doesn't offer any help on finding font files.  You'll have to 
deal with that yourself.


KwangYul Seo wrote:
> Hello,
> I draw fonts using ImageFont module. I have two questions on ImageDraw 
> module.
> 1. What is the unit of font size?
> ImageFont.trutype(file, size) can specify the font size as its second 
> argument. I specified font size 10, but the output text seems to be 
> smaller than 10.
> 2. What is the best way to get a list of fonts which can be passed to 
> ImageFont.truetype(file, size)? Certainly, I can scan Windows system 
> fonts under C:/WINDOWS/Fonts, but it does not look like a portable way.
> Thanks,
> Kwang Yul Seo
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