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Max Manders

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Feb 19, 2012, 2:05:56 PM2/19/12
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Hey,

There has been discussion regarding the delegate badges, and ensuring
that names containing diacritics or accented UTF8 characters would be
printed correctly. Furthermore, most printers would expect an EPS or
PDF file. I'm in the process of mocking up a few images for the front
and back of the badges, with an empty area for names.

We can use ImageMagick to draw the delegate names on to the image and
then GhostScript or ImageMagick to generate the desired output format.
This could all be scripted quite easily.

[max@dolphin Desktop] $ convert hedgehog.jpg -font Helvetica \
-fill white -pointsize 20 -gravity center \
-draw "text 0,150 'фхцчшщъыьэю'" hedgehog_annotated.jpg

Just putting this out there in case anyone can say they are aware of a
particular problem with this approach.

Cheers,
Max
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Paul Dragoonis

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Feb 19, 2012, 4:58:22 PM2/19/12
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I'm happy with this approach Max.

Anyone have any objections?

lornajane

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Feb 20, 2012, 12:32:47 PM2/20/12
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Sounds good to me too.

I talked to the other PHPNW folks and they tell me that we got our
lanyards from here: http://www.digitalid.co.uk/ £520 for 400 of them,
double-sided, with crocodile clips on (so you can clip the badges on
the fold and open them to read the schedule). They printed the badges
in house apparently so couldn't give me any costs for that.

Hope that helps!

Lorna


On Feb 19, 9:58 pm, Paul Dragoonis <dragoo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm happy with this approach Max.
>
> Anyone have any objections?
>
>
>
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 7:05 PM, Max Manders <m...@maxmanders.co.uk> wrote:
> > Hey,
>
> > There has been discussion regarding the delegate badges, and ensuring that
> > names containing diacritics or accented UTF8 characters would be printed
> > correctly. šFurthermore, most printers would expect an EPS or PDF file. šI'm
> > in the process of mocking up a few images for the front and back of the
> > badges, with an empty area for names.
>
> > We can use ImageMagick to draw the delegate names on to the image and then
> > GhostScript or ImageMagick to generate the desired output format. This could
> > all be scripted quite easily.
>
> > š [max@dolphin Desktop] $ convert hedgehog.jpg -font Helvetica \
> > š -fill white -pointsize 20 -gravity center \
> > š -draw "text 0,150 'ÆÈÃÞÛÝßÙØÜÀ'" hedgehog_annotated.jpg
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