Imagettftext not working with gd() support turned on: SOLVED

Hi, tried to think why it isn’t working but got a simple test application consisting of three files: index.php which calls via an tag the source file image.php, and one embedded font file arial.ttf - but it is not generating the expected text in the image and I don’t understand why…

The code of image.php is…

<?php // Set the content-type header('Content-Type: image/png'); // Create the image $im = imagecreatetruecolor(400, 30); // Create some colors $white = imagecolorallocate($im, 255, 255, 255); $grey = imagecolorallocate($im, 128, 128, 128); $black = imagecolorallocate($im, 0, 0, 0); imagefilledrectangle($im, 0, 0, 399, 29, $white); // The text to draw $text = 'Testing...'; // Replace path by your own font path $font = 'arial.ttf'; // Add some shadow to the text imagettftext($im, 20, 0, 11, 21, $grey, $font, $text); // Add the text imagettftext($im, 20, 0, 10, 20, $black, $font, $text); // Using imagepng() results in clearer text compared with imagejpeg() imagepng($im); imagedestroy($im); ?>

Taken from the main php manual for testing purposes. It works fine on a normal website. Any help would be useful.


Sorry this was user error on my part - had to set file management flags to the arial.ttf font so they were virtual, now it works like a charm.

Thank you for the follow-up