C4::Patroncards::Lib - A shared library of linear functions used in the Patroncard Creator module in Koha


This library provides functions used by various sections of the Patroncard Creator module.



    This function returns a reference to an array of hex values equivelant to the utf8 values of the string passed in. This assumes, of course, that the string is
    indeed utf8.


        my $hex = unpack_UTF8($str);


    This function returns $Tx and $Tw values for the supplied text alignment. It accepts six parameters:

    C<origin_llx>       = the x value for the origin of the text box to align text in
    C<text_box_width>   = the width in postscript points of the text box
    C<text_llx>         = the x value for the lower left point of the text to align
    C<string_width>     = the width in postscript points of the string of text to align
    C<line>             = the line of text to align (this may be set to 'undef' for all alignment types except 'Justify')
    C<alignment>        = the type of text alignment desired:

    =item .
    B<L>        Left align
    =item .
    B<C>        Center align
    =item .
    B<R>        Right align
    =item .
    B<J>        Justify


        my ($Tx, $Tw)  = text_alignment($origin_llx, $text_box_width, $text_llx, $string_width, $line, $alignment);


    This function accepts a single parameter, font postscript point size, and returns the ammount of leading to be added.


        my $leading = leading($font_size);


    This function will create and insert a "guide box" into the supplied pdf object. It accepts five arguments:

    C<llx>      = the x value of the lower left coordinate of the guide box
    C<lly>      = the y value of the lower left coordinate of the guide box
    C<width>    = the width of the guide box
    C<height>   = the height of the guide box
    C<pdf>      = the pdf object into which to insert the guide box


        box($llx, $lly, $width, $height, $pdf);


Chris Nighswonger <cnighswonger AT foundations DOT edu>


Copyright 2009 Foundations Bible College.


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