Nathan Summers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> > 3) How do you add fonts in Windows, and what types of fonts can
> > GIMP use there?
> 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
> directory.

The information given above may be appropriate for adding fonts to
your win32 system but it is irrelevant for GIMP on Win32. Please read
my other mail in this very thread.

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