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GD::Graph for Pie

by rpike (Scribe)
on Apr 27, 2012 at 16:06 UTC ( #967674=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
rpike has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'm trying to change the font used for the labels inside a pie chart I created using GD::Graph but the font isn't changing. What I want to do is increase the font size to something that people can see. Also I would prefer it to be generic as possible, no full path to the font file since this may change from client to client. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: GD::Graph for Pie
by zentara (Archbishop) on Apr 27, 2012 at 18:10 UTC
    Copy the ttf font file you wish to use, to your script's working directory, and rename it Generic.ttf. You can even base64 encode the font, and write it out at the beginning of the script run. Also see IBM Developer's Work GD pie chart
    #!/usr/bin/perl use GD; use strict; use warnings; my ($w, $h) = (200, 200); my $img = GD::Image->new($w, $h); my $white = $img->colorAllocate(255,255,255); my $black = $img->colorAllocate(0,0,0); $img->rectangle(10,10,20,20,$black); $img->stringFT($black,"./Generic.ttf",72,0,100,100,'A'); open (IMG, ">$0.png"); print IMG $img->png; close IMG;

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