Passages for handwriting practice

Emma has a new bicycle. It is bright pink and shiny. it was a gift from her uncle. He hid it behind a bush to surprise her. When Emma looked behind the bush and saw the bicycle, she jumped for joy. It was just what she wanted. She gave her uncle a big hug. The kids were outside playing catch. They heard a rumble in the sky. They didn’t want to stop playing. but they knew it wasn’t safe to be out in the storm.…

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Sentences for handwriting practice

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog A penny saved is a penny earned It’s fun to do other impossible The truth is the strongest argument Make each day your masterpiece Learning never exhausts the mind Honesty is the best policy A long trip begins with a single step To have a good friend, be a good friend Mistakes are proof that you are trying A voice is a very powerful thing The first to apologize is the bravest If you cannot be…

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Enable FreeType and recompile PHP on Linux

FreeType library is typically required along with GD library in PHP. This will enable usage of imagettftext() and other functions. Install FreeType Install FreeType library first at OS level. # yum install freetype-devel You have to add the installed path to the PHP configure command.. FreeType will be installed in /usr/include/freetype2 on RHEL. find / -name freetype Enable FreeType in PHP You have to get the configure command first. Use php -i | grep “Configure” command and get the configure command. It will be something like this. ./configure  –prefix=/usr/local/php7 –with-mysqli=/usr/bin/mysql_config…

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