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GDTextUtil (0.86) *****

GD::Text utilities allow you to simply render strings to a GD object using TrueType fonts. It works well on Linux and Win32. A method is supplied to return the bounding box - the co-ordinates of the text were it to be rendered.

I have not tested the GD::Text::Wrap class in this distribution, but if it is as good as the GD::Text::Align class also in this distribution, I am looking forward to it. All of this weeks radar charts now curved text thanks to ::Align.

Only two issues I've had are a possible lack of UTF-8 support (it may be my mistake prior to rendering), and the inability to change the opacity of the rendered text.

Lee Goddard - 2006-07-06T04:30:36 (permalink)

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