slant_text.pl - sample for drawing transformed text
perl slant_text.pl [options] fontfile output text Run without arguments for option details.
This is a sample for drawing transformed text.
It's complicated by the need to create an image to put the text into, if you have text, a font, and a good idea where it belongs, it's simple to create the transformation matrix:
use Imager::Matrix2d; # or call another method for shearing, etc my $matrix = Imager::Matrix2d->rotate(radians=>$some_angle);
Feed the transformation matrix to the font:
then draw the text as normal:
$image->string(string=>$some_text, x => $where_x, y => $where_y, font => $font, size => $size);
But if you do need the bounds, the code above does show you how to do it.
Returns a list of bounds:
(minx, miny, maxx, maxy)
These are offsets from the text's starting point in font co-ordinates - so positive y is up.
Note: this returns the bounds of the transformed bounding box, in most cases the actual text will not be touching these boundaries.
Tony Cook <firstname.lastname@example.org>