Now that the great folks at Dreamhost have enabled GD on the PCGI version of PHP, I am experimenting with using it.
What I would really like to do, is use the imagettftext function. And, I would like to display my own fonts. This would really help out my site, because currently I am using WEFT to display fonts, but this is not visible for netscape or less popular browsers. I need to make a few changes, and add a few fonts, and thought this would be an excellent chance to upgrade to the new GD functions.
Anyway, I cannot get it to work. Other simple string functions work, but not the ttf ones. The manual states that the FreeType library must also be loaded, so I figure my problem is either we don’t have this library, or I don’t know how to locate the font I want.
Has anyone given this a try?