Austin Donnelly <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> On Thursday, 8 Feb 2001, Frank de Lange wrote:
> >[fonts work on some images, but not others]
> Check both image's resolution: they're probably different.
> If you ask the text tool for text in a particular "point size", then
> it needs to scale it so it comes out at the right size for the image's
> resolution.
> If you ask for text sized in terms of "pixels", then it won't get
> scaled, and you'll probably get the results you expected.
> New images (by default) are close in resolution that of your screen,
> so the distinction between points or pixels is minor.
> Maybe the text tool should default to selecting pixel sizes, not point
> sizes?  Too many people get confused.

Yeah, additionally, if the image resolution is a bit extreme, GIMP
requests really huge fonts from the X server. Some buggy X servers
then prefer to crash.

IMHO we cannot simply set maximum sizes for the requested font but
should rather follow Austin's proposal and default to "Pixels".


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