On Tue, 2009-06-09 at 18:15 +0200, Luke R. wrote:

> There seem to be a couple of problems. 
> When the $text contains anything other than [a-z], [A-Z], [0-9],
> gimp_text_get_extents fails, saying it was called with an invalid argument.

You need to make sure that your text is in UTF-8 encoding.

> Also, when the code does create an image with text, I'm not convinced gimp is
> using the font I'm requesting.

Font selection changed completely with GIMP 2.0. There's some
compatibility code that tries to map the X Logical Font Description font
names from the old days to a font-config font description, but this code
is probably not perfect.


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