PHP | ImagickDraw setTextEncoding() Function

The ImagickDraw::setTextEncoding() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to set the code set used for text annotations. These code sets tell the computer how to interpret raw zeroes and ones into real characters. Usually, they produce the same text but use different code sets.

Syntax:

bool ImagickDraw::setTextEncoding( string $encoding_name )

Parameters: This function accepts a single parameter $encoding_name which holds the name of code set.

Return Value: This function returns TRUE on success.

Exceptions: This function throws ImagickException on error.



Below given programs illustrate the ImagickDraw::setTextEncoding() function in PHP:

Program 1:

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<?php
  
// Create a new ImagickDraw object
$draw = new ImagickDraw();
  
// Set the text encoding
$draw->setTextEncoding('UTF-16');
  
// Get the text encoding
$textEncoding = $draw->getTextEncoding();
echo $textEncoding;
?>

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Output:

UTF-16

Program 2:

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<?php
  
// Create a new imagick object
$imagick = new Imagick();
  
// Create a image on imagick object
$imagick->newImage(800, 250, 'black');
  
// Create a new ImagickDraw object
$draw = new ImagickDraw();
  
// Set the fill color
$draw->setFillColor('skyblue');
  
// Set the font size
$draw->setFontSize(40);
  
// Set the text encoding
$draw->setTextEncoding('UTF-8');
  
// Annotate a text
$draw->annotation(50, 150, 'This text is encoded in UTF-8.');
  
// Render the draw commands
$imagick->drawImage($draw);
  
// Show the output
$imagick->setImageFormat('png');
header("Content-Type: image/png");
echo $imagick->getImageBlob();
?>

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Output:

Reference: https://www.php.net/manual/en/imagickdraw.settextencoding.php




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