[Image-SIG] Problem with rendering accented capitals in text

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Mon Jan 5 17:23:21 CET 2009

This has been reported by some, but I do use the truetype bindings to
render swedish text myself, and it's also tested by our internal
tests.  My guess is that it's either depends on the font or the
freetype version.  Does it happen for all fonts for you?

(if you want, you can mail me a copy of the font file and a small
snippet that illustrates the problem via private mail, so I can take a
look at your specific case).


On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 2:50 PM, Charlie Clark <charlie at begeistert.org> wrote:
> Hiya,
> this is a simple and I would have thought a common problem but I haven't
> been able to find it raised elsewhere. Characters such as ÄÖÜ are all
> missing their diaresises when rendered as capitals and this is independent
> of the typeface used. I've played around a bit and have not been able to fix
> it - all the magic seems to happen in the font.render() method in _imagingft
> and this is probably dependent upon Freetype code. But maybe someone out
> there knows of a workaround?
> Thanks very much and a happy new year!
> Charlie
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