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imagettftext — Draws a string using a TrueType font.


array imagettftext(image, size, angle, x, y, color, font, string);
int image: Image identifier
int size: Font size
int angle: Angle of rotation of text
int x: X coordinate
int y: Y coordinate
int color: Specified color
string font: Font file
string string: String to display


Array or FALSE on error


imagettftext() relies on Freetype support being compiled into PHP. The function draws a string on the image in a specified TrueType font. There are several advantages to using this function versus imagestring() : Any TrueType font file can be used, the text can be rotated at any angle, and the font size can be more widely varied. The angle of rotation of the text is different from that used by imagearc() . The rotation point is the x and y coordinate position at the lower-left corner of the first character. From there, the angle goes from 0 to 360 degrees up and around to the left in a counterclockwise direction. The function returns an eight-element array consisting of the x and y coordinates of the bounding box (the rectangle enclosing the rendered text). The coordinates are independent of the angle of rotation of the text. Thus, if the image is rotated, the coordinates are taken as the upper-left corner of the box around the text relevant to the text, not the upper-left corner of the rotated string.

The array returned from this function contains the bounding coordinates of the text. For more details, see imagettfbbox() .


Example 447. Display text

header("Content-type: image/png");
$im = imagecreate(200, 200);
$green = imagecolorallocate($im, 0, 255, 0);
$red = imagecolorallocate($im, 255, 0, 0);
imagefill($im, 0, 0, $green);
imagettftext($im, 30, 45, 50, 150, $red, "verdana.ttf", "SAMPLE!");

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