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PHP | imageloadfont() Function

  • Last Updated : 14 Feb, 2020

The imageloadfont() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to load a new font. GDF fonts are supported which can be downloaded from here.

Syntax:

int imageloadfont( string $file )

Parameters: This function accepts a single parameter $file which holds the font.

Return Value: This function returns font identifier which is always bigger than 5 to avoid conflicts with built-in fonts or FALSE on errors.

Below given programs illustrate the imageloadfont() function in PHP:

Program 1 (Writing on a drawing):




<?php
  
// Create a new image instance
$im = imagecreatetruecolor(105, 15);
  
// Prepare the colors
$black = imagecolorallocate($im, 0, 0, 0);
$white = imagecolorallocate($im, 255, 255, 255);
  
// Make the background white
imagefilledrectangle($im, 0, 0, 700, 250, $white);
  
// Load the gd font from local folder
// and write 'GeeksforGeeks'
$font = imageloadfont('./Hollow_8x16_LE.gdf');
imagestring($im, $font, 0, 0, 'GeeksforGeeks', $black);
  
// Scale the image bigger
$im1 = imagescale($im, 700);
  
// Output to browser
header('Content-type: image/png');
imagepng($im1);
imagedestroy($im);
?>

Output:

Program 2 (Writing on an image):




<?php
  
// Create an image instance
$im = imagecreatefrompng(
  
// Prepare the red color
$red = imagecolorallocate($im, 255, 0, 0);
  
// Load the gd font from local folder and write 'GeeksforGeeks'
$font = imageloadfont('./Hollow_8x16_LE.gdf');
imagestring($im, $font, 200, 100, 'GeeksforGeeks', $red);
  
// Output to browser
header('Content-type: image/png');
imagepng($im);
imagedestroy($im);
?>

Output:

Reference: https://www.php.net/manual/en/function.imageloadfont.php


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