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Bug #26635 imagettfbbox() & imagettftext() fontfile does not allow relative path
Submitted: 2003-12-15 13:22 UTC Modified: 2004-01-02 10:52 UTC
Avg. Score:4.5 ± 0.5
Reproduced:2 of 2 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (50.0%)
Same OS:2 (100.0%)
From: choinet at rocketmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: GD related
PHP Version: 4CVS-2003-12-28 OS: Windows XP
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2003-12-15 13:22 UTC] choinet at rocketmail dot com
array imagettfbbox ( int size, int angle, string fontfile, string text)

This is the prototype for the imagettfbbox() function, and the fontfile argument is the same for the imagettftext() function. On Windows, there is a problem with using relative paths to the fontfile. Full absolute pathname must be used.

On Linux systems, however, both absolute and relative pathnames to the fontfile are allowed.

In addition, the absolute pathname to the fontfile must have no spaces in it, and pathnames that do have spaces must use the DOS naming convention (e.g. C:\Progra~1\Apache~1\apache2\arial.ttf). This can become quite annoying.

So in summary, the imagettfbbox() and imagettftext() do not allow relative paths to the fontfile, and do not allow spaces in the paths, either, on Windows. I did not have this problem before in the summertime when I used an earlier release of PHP 4.

Reproduce code:
$fp = imagecreate(300, 100);
$color1 = imagecolorallocate($fp, 255, 255, 255);
$color2 = imagecolorallocate($fp, 0, 0, 153);
$path = 'arial.ttf';
imagettftext($fp, 12, 0, 50, 35, $color2, $path, 'test');

the arial true-type font file is in the same directory as text.php.

Expected result:
I expect to see a white image with the blue text saying 'test.'

Actual result:
Warning: imagettftext(): Could not find/open font in C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\htdocs\text.php on line 5


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 [2003-12-15 15:31 UTC]
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