PIL Fonts

Robert Kern kern at caltech.edu
Mon Feb 21 19:02:12 EST 2000

In article <38B1CD28.C6BA714 at harborside.com>,
	Brian Prentice <bprentice at harborside.com> writes:
> I am using Windows 95 and have no access to the font files required by
> the PIL library.  I looked for bdf, pcf and pil fonts on the web but
> could not find any.  Could anyone please provide me with a basic set of
> pil fonts (say Arial, Times Roman and Courier of various sizes in
> normal, bold and italic)?

Try the PIDDLE dristribution.  http://piddle.sourceforge.net

> Has anyone considered incorporating the true type renderer at
> http://www.freetype.org/ into the PIL library.  This would would enhance
> the library considerably and solve the font availability problem.

I don't know about including bindings to FreeType in PIL, but I have
written an extension to expose almost all of FreeType's API to Python
and to render onto PIL images.


I also have a slightly OO wrapper that I am cleaning up to make
rendering tasks easier.

I will try to get a Windows binary of version 0.6 up soon.

Robert Kern
kern at caltech.edu

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