Antialiased text becoming unreadable

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Post by el_supremo »

This may be related to my question in the MagickWand forum.
Try using DrawSetFillColor instead of DrawSetStrokeColor and adjust the font size accordingly.

BTW. You mentioned that adjusting the font weight didn't help with this specific problem. Have you found that it ever alters the appearance of text?


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Post by anthony »

The stroke color is the outline of the font. It also has the side effect of thicking the font slightly. See IM Example, Draw, Stroke, for more info... ... aw/#stroke

if you just wnat the font drawn normally set fill to the color you want, and leave stroke
as its default transparent setting.
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