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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.
$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.
I expect to see a white image with the blue text saying 'test.'
Warning: imagettftext(): Could not find/open font in C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\htdocs\text.php on line 5
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