imagemagick convert: japanese text broken in freebsd

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Sun Dec 14 01:03:27 PST 2008

> Hi,
> I know that IM support japanese text.
> On Freebsd 7.0 with latest imagemagick built from port (6.4.7) and
> msgothic.ttc copied from windows partition,
> imagick extension of PHP installed by pecl.
> in terminal (zsh) I type:
> ================
> convert origin.jpg -fill white -font
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/msgothic.ttc -pointsize 125 -stroke blue
> -strokewidth 1 -draw "text 20,130 '˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙'" straight.jpg
> ========
> IM did not informed any error, but the result is japanese text broken
> (question marks).
> However, if I ran PHp script (see below), japanese displayed in image fine.
> What is the reason and how can I solve that?
> thansk and regards,

please do ask on imagemagick support! it's not part of FreeBSD and this 
problem doesn't look like FreeBSD specific.

If you find it FreeBSD port specific, ask at freebsd-ports

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