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Incompatability in 4.1.2 over 4.0.x

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 28 August 2002
A warning of something I've stumbled across.   If you use True Type fonts in your PHP (you might do this if you're generating graphic images on the fly), then there's a slight incompatability in release 4.1.2 over release 4.0.x

In release 4.0.x, you can specify a relative path to the font file, and PHP will look in the current directory for the .ttf file.   In release 4.1.2, you need to give the complete path to the font file even if it's in the current directory.  I'm just investigating this further, but I rather suspect there's some sort of "path to font" that has had "." removed from it.   In the short term, I'm simply giving full absolute paths to the ttf files.

Problem first noticed on my test server when upgraded to Redhat Linux 7.3; have also just noticed it on our ISP (Hurricane Electric) who I know are very popular with our customers, and who host our own web site (including this board).

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