ViceRaid has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Good morning

I'd like to use my nice Poscript Type 1 (windows format) typefaces with GD. If I want to use TrueType, I can compile gd linked with freetype, and then I can rasterise those fonts into an image. However, I can't seem to find much information anywhere on the best way of using Type 1 fonts with Perl's GD. I don't want to have to convert the typefaces from Type1 to TTF format, 'cos they tend to end up looking a bit nasty. Ideally, I'd like a solution that will work happily with *nix Perl, Perl under Cygwin and Activestate Perl on Windows.

I know it must be possible, because PHP and the Imager module can do it ... tips and pointers humbly appreciated.