[reportlab-users] outline chars
rbastian at free.fr
Fri Oct 7 07:06:44 EDT 2011
On Thu, 6 Oct 2011 11:28:21 -0700
Tim Roberts <timr at probo.com> scribit:
> R. Bastian wrote:
> > Please, how can I write outlined chars ?
> > (outline of chars in blue and filled with green)
> Postscript has the concepts of "stroke" and "fill". Edges are stroked,
> and interiors are filled. This is why Reportlab has two different
> colors (stroke and fill).
> The same concept applies to text, but because outlining is not usually
> what you want, the default is only to use "fill" with text. You can
> override that when you draw the string. If you are using a textobject,
> you use setTextRenderMode. 0 means fill only, 1 means stroke only, 2
> means fill then stroke.
> cv.setFillColor( (0,1,0) ) # fill with green
> cv.setStrokeColor( (0,0,1) ) # stroke with blue
> cv.setFont( 'Bookman-Bold', 36 )
> cv.drawString( 100, 100, 'Outline', mode=2 )
... and cv.setLineWidth(2.5)
to set the width of the stroke.
> Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
> Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
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