Subject: php4, php5 with gd problem (umlaut and special characters)
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List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 10/22/2007 12:12:12

some weeks ago i posted the same problem with php4 and gd. I got good
answers, but they did not resolve the problem.
In the last days i had made also some test with php5 from

This is the problem:
An customer wants to build images with text on it using special characters
(german umlauts) and utf8 encoding.
But there are always only squares f=FCr the spechial characters in the

This happens in php4 with bundled gd and also in the newest php5 with
bundled gd.
The installation with pkgsrc only allows to use the bundled version of

So if i use the external Version of gd ( using with-gd=3Dpath) all the char=
acters are diplayed
correct in the pictures.

This seems only be an problem with netbsd and the phpversions in
pkgsrc, because in Linux it works.

Is there an solution or workaround?
Both should work, the special characters and the commandline version.

You find the phpinfo output of the testsystem under

I hope someone can help.


R.M. Roppert