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CAPTCHA cfimage tag providing unreadable letters

Mar 2, 2012 8:57 AM

Tags: #captcha

I'm using the CAPTCHA option in the cfimage tag to generate CAPTCHA challenges for web forms.  This is working but some of the letters are unreadable even on "low" difficulty setting.  The other strange thing is that this works fine on the development server but is working differently on the production server (they are both running CF Enterprise version 9,0,1,274733 on Linux).  Has anyone else run into this or have a solution?


Here is an example (again, this is "low" difficulty):

Thanks.bad captcha example low difficulty.png

  • Dave Watts
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    Mar 11, 2003
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    Mar 2, 2012 11:21 AM   in reply to Grant

    Are the machines using the same JVM? The imaging functionality relies on the JVM's imaging libraries. Is one of the servers headless, while the other one isn't? Headless JVMs required specific configuration options. I'm not especially knowledgable about these options, but I do know they exist.


    Dave Watts, CTO, Fig Leaf Software

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