Cygwin font problems

Steve Holden steve at
Sun Aug 28 05:43:23 CEST 2005

Is anyone aware of (a fix for) problems I'm having getting PIL 1.1.5 to 
create bitmaps using TrueType and openType fonts? When I create an image 
using the standard PIL fonts everything seems fine, but when I use 
ImageFont.truetype(<font-file>, <size>) no text is drawn. reports from debug print statements that it's finding freetype21.

The same code using (Fredrik's pre-built binary) on Windows runs 
correctly and produces correct images.

Cygwin runs Python 2.4.1, Windows runs 2.4. Any light on this mystery 
gratefully received.

Steve Holden       +44 150 684 7255  +1 800 494 3119
Holden Web LLC   

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