[ms4w-users] truetype support in ms4w

Nick Ullman nullman at econolite.com
Fri Mar 30 11:29:50 EST 2007

Thanks for the confirmation and the info!  I was actually using the
sample application you referenced as a starting point. It turns out that
I screwed up my "fonts.txt" file which was causing my problem.  Once I
knew that ms4w had freetype support I knew the problem must be user
error!  :-)

Thanks again!

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[mailto:ms4w-users-bounces at lists.maptools.org] On Behalf Of Jeff McKenna
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Subject: Re: [ms4w-users] truetype support in ms4w

The answer is yes.  But you can verify this by executing mapserv -v at 
the command prompt (after setting setenv.bat) and looking for 
"SUPPORTS=FREETYPE" in the output, or also going to in a web browser and looking in 
the "MapScript" section for that same output string.

Also, you can download the "PHP/MapScript Sample Application" addon MS4W

  package from 
http://www.maptools.org/ms4w/index.phtml?page=downloads.html, which uses

truetype fonts for labelling, to use as a guide.


Nick Ullman wrote:
> Hello!
> I have installed the latest ms4w (version 2.2.3 March 6th 2007) but
> discovered that every time I try to label a polygon/street with a 
> truetype font the layer won't draw any more.  Can anyone confirm if 
> truetype support is enabled or not in mw4w?  If not, any pointers on
> I could go about adding such support?
> Many thanks!
> Nick

Jeff McKenna
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