[mapserver-users] mapserver cgi rotating labels
toni at giscampus.udg.es
Thu Oct 11 09:42:45 EDT 2001
Thank you very much.
I have something to begin with
----- Original Message -----
From: Tim Sutton <sutton_t at giug.net>
To: toni hernández <toni at giscampus.udg.es>
Cc: <mapserver-users at lists.gis.umn.edu>
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2001 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: [mapserver-users] mapserver cgi rotating labels
> The 'GD' library is what allows mapserver to make images from your
> shapefiles. It should be included with your distribution of mapserver.
> When the GD library is built, you need to compile in freetype support.
> Freetype is a library that allows GD to manipulate TrueType fonts -
> including doing stuff like scaling and rotating fonts.
> I don't know what is involved with compiling under mapserver under NT,
> but I suggest either using linux, or trying to find a precompiled
> version of linux for NT that includes GD + Freetype support.
> hope that helps
> On Thu, 11 Oct 2001, toni hernández wrote:
> > Hi every body,
> > I am building a quite good map in the net. I have almost finished it but
> > still one more step ahead.
> > Is it possible to autorotate and autosize the labels of a line shape
> > mapserver 3.4 cgi upon Windows Nt 4.0?
> > I made the same question and Stephen told me:
> > "It's not a mapfile issue, the GD library the software was built against
> > didn't have
> > Freetype support. Either rebuild or get a new version..."
> > But I don't understand what it means. What is the GD library? How can I
> > rebuild it? Is this matter solved with version 3.5?
> > Thank you very much (in advance)
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