[Image-SIG] ImageDraw questions.
fredrik at pythonware.com
Sun Mar 30 14:54:56 CEST 2008
KwangYul Seo wrote:
> I draw fonts using ImageFont module. I have two questions on ImageDraw
> 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.
The relation between the font size and the text height is determined by
the font designer; usually, the given size is the *smallest* line height
you will want to use for the font you get back. See Ned's post for a
link to a more complete discussion.
> 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
There's no code for this in current PIL releases.
The following module might help; it's a work-in-progress for AggDraw,
but should be fairly easy to adapt to both PIL and your requirements:
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