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[nycphp-talk] PEAR CAPTCHA Problems

Ben Sgro (ProjectSkyLine) ben at projectskyline.com
Fri Aug 31 10:29:21 EDT 2007


Hello,

I'm still having CAPTCHA issues. Does anyone have experiance w/PEAR's 
CAPTCHA code
and has it working? I'd like to see some source code.

Otherwise, I might have to switch to a system that works.

- Ben

Ben Sgro, President
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ben Sgro (ProjectSkyLine)" <ben at projectskyline.com>
To: "NYPHP Talk" <talk at lists.nyphp.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 11:07 PM
Subject: Re: Re[2]: [nycphp-talk] PEAR CAPTCHA Problems


> Hello Mike,
>
> I did a print_r() on the object to see, and the path is correct.
> I also did a chmod 777 on the arial.ttf file, plus tried to chown it as 
> well
> to apache. Nothing seems to work.
>
> Here is the PEAR code where its failing:
>
>      $this->_imt = new Image_Text(
>            $this->_phrase,
>            $options
>        );
>
> if (PEAR::isError($this->_imt->init())) {
>            $this->_error = PEAR::raiseError('Error initializing Image_Text 
> (fo\
> nt missing?!)');
>            return $this->_error;
>
> So, I hacked up the PEAR code to
> if (!PEAR::isError($this->_imt->init())) {
>
> continue in case of an error, and it is generating the colored textbox 
> image w/lines and circles
> drawn on it, just no text.
>
> Hmmm...
>
> - Ben
>
> Hello Ben,
>
> All the captcha scripts that I have worked with either use an explicit
> path to the specific font or the font has been in the same folder as
> the script that calls it. In your example, the font would need to be
> in the same folder as the script that sets up the options array, I
> think.
>
> HTH,
>
>
> Ben Sgro, President
> ProjectSkyLine - Defining New Horizons
> +1 718.487.9368 (N.Y. Office)
>
> Our company: www.projectskyline.com
> Our products: www.project-contact.com
>
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> individual to whom it is addressed.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <mikesz at qualityadvantages.com>
> To: "NYPHP Talk" <talk at lists.nyphp.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 10:13 PM
> Subject: Re[2]: [nycphp-talk] PEAR CAPTCHA Problems
>
>
>> Hello Ben,
>>
>> Thursday, August 30, 2007, 9:39:20 AM, you wrote:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>
>>> I did just as you stated. No luck.
>>
>>> I grabbed the file from windows and mac (.ttf) checked the path, tried a 
>>> few
>>> variations, and made sure the $options array had the values set before
>>> passing to the function.
>>
>>> I want to say its a path issue, but I've tried both relative and 
>>> absolute
>>> paths.
>>
>>> Any ideas?
>>
>>> - Ben
>>
>>> Ben Sgro, President
>>> ProjectSkyLine - Defining New Horizons
>>> +1 718.487.9368 (N.Y. Office)
>>
>>> Our company: www.projectskyline.com
>>> Our products: www.project-contact.com
>>
>>> This e-mail is confidential information intended only for the use of the
>>> individual to whom it is addressed.
>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "Gary Mort" <bz-gmort at beezifies.com>
>>> To: "NYPHP Talk" <talk at lists.nyphp.org>
>>> Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 7:43 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] PEAR CAPTCHA Problems
>>
>>
>>>> Find a ttf file, any ttf file(if your using windows, take a look in 
>>>> your
>>>> control panel->fonts folder
>>>>
>>>> Upload it to the server and put it somewhere readable by your web 
>>>> program.
>>>>
>>>> Set the options appropriately, ie:
>>>>
>>>> |// Set CAPTCHA options (font must exist!)
>>>> $options = array(
>>>>    'font_size' => 24,
>>>>    'font_path' => './',
>>>>    'font_file' => 'COUR.TTF'
>>>> );
>>>>
>>>> Where font_path is the full path to your font file
>>>> and font_file is your font file(make sure case matches!)
>>>>
>>>> Make sure to pass your options to the functions that require them.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> A little prayer couldn't hurt. :-)
>>>>
>>>> (Captcha images are a royal PITA due to the font issues, ability to 
>>>> write
>>>> to the correct directory, and whether or not you have GD or freetype or
>>>> ImageMagick or whatever they want installed)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> |
>>>>
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>>
>> Hello Ben,
>>
>> All the captcha scripts that I have worked with either use an explicit
>> path to the specific font or the font has been in the same folder as
>> the script that calls it. In your example, the font would need to be
>> in the same folder as the script that sets up the options array, I
>> think.
>>
>> HTH,
>>
>> -- 
>> Best regards,
>> mikesz                            mailto:mikesz at qualityadvantages.com
>>
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