On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 10:47:52 -0700, William Skaggs
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 3) How do you add fonts in Windows, and what types of fonts can GIMP use
The easiest way is to drag the file onto the Fonts directory and let
the shell do its magic. Unless you've done something creative, it's
probably in its default location of C:\windows\fonts or
C:\winnt\fonts. Sometimes double-clicking on a font will install it
as well as display it; sometimes it only displays it. I don't know
what the pattern is.
I would imagine that GIMP can use any type of font on Windows that
FreeType can handle, although figuring out how to install fonts that
Windows can't handle natively is left as an exercise for the reader.
The support Windows has varies by version; all that GIMP runs on
support at least TrueType, Windows FON, and Windows FNT. 2000 and
later support Type 1 and OpenType. ME supports OpenType. I don't
know about Type 1.
To install a Type 1 file, you need both the .pfb and .pfm. Drag the
one that gets an icon into the fonts folder. The other one doesn't
strictly need to be in the same directory when you drag the file,
since it uses some kind of search algorithm to find it if it's not,
but I'm not sure what the algorithm is, and only know that it does
this because I've accidentally put the other file in the wrong
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