[triangle-zpug] can't find font problem
Joseph Mack NA3T
jmack at wm7d.net
Sun Mar 30 13:21:35 UTC 2008
On Sat, 29 Mar 2008, David Handy wrote:
> The Python path is only used for finding Python modules and packages, and
> then only by the "import" statement. For opening regular files, you have to
> specify a full pathname or a path relative to the current directory.
> In this case, it looks you are trying to load the font file out of the PIL
> package directory. You can find the directory of a Python package like this:
>>>> import PIL
>>>> import os
> So I suppose you could do something like this in your code:
> label_font=ImageFont.load(os.path.dirname(PIL.__file__) + "/courR18.pil")
There's demo code out there eg
(look for "arial.pil")
that finds the font without doing anything special. I
thought that maybe there was some font path or python path
that allowed python to find the file without me having to do
> By the way, I just now looked in the PIL directory on my
> computer and didn't see any .pil files there; I assume you
> put courR18.pil in that directory yourself?
I moved the files from directory to directory, hoping they'd
be picked up by the load command. Their current location is
just where they are now. If there's a canonical location,
I'd be happy to move them there.
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