View Full Version : Installing Freetype2

02 Jul 2008, 04:45
I upgraded my forum and the Human Verification has stopped working.

I was told that I need Freetype2 installed on the server

How Do I Do This?

02 Jul 2008, 08:33
Ask your host to install it.

02 Jul 2008, 15:38
Compile php with freetype support. That's the TTF support for custom fonts.

Are you sure GD is in PHP too?

03 Jul 2008, 09:32
Compile php with freetype support. That's the TTF support for custom fonts.

Are you sure GD is in PHP too?

How Do I Do That?

03 Jul 2008, 09:45
Again, ask your host.

You cannot compile PHP yourself if you are on shared hosting. On VPS/dedicated, you will need to connect to the server (usually via SSH) and run commands to recompile PHP.

03 Jul 2008, 16:32
As Dis said, pass this info to your host. I've never heard of a host not doing when requested.

06 Jul 2008, 09:47
Here is an email they sent me

Thank you for contacting Online Support.

Upon further review, it appears that Freetype 2 is already installed on our Shared Hosting servers. You would need to ensure that you are referencing the correct path for your Freetype 2 application. The path is as follows:


If this is something that you need to specifically install on a server of your own, then you may consider a Dedicated Hosting Server. Unlike normal hosting plans, which put many customers' accounts on a single server, a Dedicated Hosting Server is reserved exclusively for the account and usage of a single customer. This means that the Dedicated Hosting Server customer has exclusive rights to the server's bandwidth, memory and storage space; performance will not be affected by traffic and usage patters of other customers.

Since it is already installed on my server, how do I get this to work?

07 Jul 2008, 15:47
Does anyone know a solution to this problem?

20 Jul 2008, 15:51
how to recompile php with freetype2

I install freetype2 on my server and freetype2 path is: /usr/local/include/freetype2/

but the Image Verification still stop font working , I see background only

please any help for this problem

20 Jul 2008, 16:51
Please start your own threads, makes it easier.

Please post a link to a phpinfo.php page so we can view your server info, which comes with your vb download.

If you dont want it public, htaccess protect the page and send one of us the login info via pm so we can then view it and tell you if its setup right.