[TYPO3] blank render of GIFBUILDER??

Bernhard Kraft kraftb at kraftb.at
Sun Apr 30 15:32:24 CEST 2006

m.golshan wrote:
> Dear everyone;
> I am using typo3 ver. 3.8
> I want to use GIFBUILDER with Persian characters, but it renders a blank
> gif.

Be sure that:

* [BE][forceCharset] = utf-8

is set in the install tool.

You should also (is not a must) set

* [SYS][multiplyDBfieldSize] = 3

You have to replace 3 by the number of bytes a character in your language/charset has. And:

* you have to use a utf-8 TTF font for your language

The above example (3) is for Japanese which uses 3 bytes maximal for each character of the

This get's used in the install tool and EM when a DB field get's created. It's size (which
is given in characters) get's multiplied by the given value so that in the worst case (every
inputed character requires 3 bytes) the full string still fits into the database field.

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