Positioning text vertically and horizontally using gd

I was working on a PHP script yesterday for creating a couple of graphs which required lots of text in various places aligned to text on the same line. Some on the x axix and some on y. Finding no inbuilt function in gd on php, I created this simple function to align text vertically and horizontally as required based on the parameters passed to it.

[sourcecode language="php"]

function positiontextinimage($img, $font, $size, $color, $string, $x,$y, $horiz, $vert)
{
$bounds=imageftbbox  ( $size  , 0  , $font  , $string);
switch($horiz){
case “left”:
break;
case “right”:
$x=$x-$bounds[4];
break;
case “center”:
case “centre”:
$x=$x-($bounds[4] -$bounds[0])/2;
break;
}
switch($vert){
case “top”:
$y=$y-$bounds[5];
break;
case “bottom”:
break;
case “middle”:
$y=$y+($bounds[1]-$bounds[5])/2;

break;

}
imagefttext  ( $img  , $size  , 0  , $x, $y, $color, $font  , $string);
}

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