Drawing with Webdings in PIL
I've got a Python program using PIL to render text, and it works great with all kinds of fonts. But it only draws "missing glyph" rectangles with wingdings or webdings.
Here's a sample that tries to draw every unicode character:
# Run this with .ttf file path as an argument, and also an encoding if you like. # It will make 16 PNGs with all the characters drawn. import sys import Image, ImageDraw, ImageFont size = 20 per = 64 chars = 0x10000 perpage = per*per fontfile = sys.argv encoding = sys.argv if len(sys.argv) > 2 else '' font = ImageFont.truetype(sys.argv, size, encoding=encoding) for page in range(0, chars//perpage): im = Image.new("RGB", (size*per+30, size*per+30), '#ffffc0') draw = ImageDraw.Draw(im) for line in range(0, per): for col in range(0, per): c = page*perpage + line*per + col draw.text((col*size, line*size), unichr(c), font=font, fill='black') im.save('allchars_%03d.png' % page)
With Arial.ttf (or even better, ArialUni.ttf), I get 16 interesting PNGs. Searching for issues with PIL, some symbol fonts need to have their encoding specified. If I use Symbol.ttf, I get all missing glyphs until I specify "symb" as the encoding.
How do I get wingdings to work?
Asked by: Dainton929 | Posted: 05-10-2021
I must have done something wrong before. "symb" as the encoding works for wingdings too! Sorry for the noise...Answered by: Kellan372 | Posted: 06-11-2021
Not all of wingdings is mapped to unicode: see http://www.alanwood.net/demos/wingdings.html