Re: Commit: AbiMagick graphics class sort-of works

From: Andrew Dunbar (
Date: Sun Aug 18 2002 - 02:35:02 EDT

  • Next message: Leonard Rosenthol: "Re: Commit: AbiMagick graphics class sort-of works"

    Dom wrote:


    > I also forgot that I didn't see a way to pass a
    > unicode string to IM's Drawable class, or even a
    > string with an associated encoding (eg ISO-8859-2
    > or UTF-8) which would be an acceptable work-around.
    > I'll see what I can do about this.

    For some reason this interested me so I looked through
    ImageMagick and there is support for text encodings
    but the support is not carried through to the C++
    interface, Magick++.

    magick/draw.c needs a function "DrawSetEncoding"
    and Magick++/lib/Drawable.cpp needs a member function
    we would then need a line like:
    pushDrawable ( Magick::DrawableEncoding ( "UTF-8" ) )
    in GR_MagickGraphics::newCanvas probably just before
    we call Magick::DrawableFont

    or some variation along these lines. In any case we
    need to add a little to ImageMagick that'll be useful
    for everyone.

    By the way, it looks like ImageMagick uses the locale
    setting to decide the default encoding of the string
    which may be UTF-8. But this may depend on other
    things too.

    Hope this proves of some use (: Andrew.


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