> Font preferences allows the user to add custom paths to font directories. The
> system fonts are included by default but are not viewable/removable by going
> File > Preferences > Folders > Fonts
> Even though the fonts found in /usr/share/fonts are included in Gimp's font
> selections, they cannot be seen in the font preferences (list of paths).
IMO letting the user have full control of what fonts that is available
in GIMP completely aligns with the product vision .
I think the bug report is valid and should be reopened.
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