> > > Where are you experts???  We are two at minimum discovering this behaviour
> > > and if it's a misconfiguration it has to be described somewhere.
> > 
> > It is a misconfiguration on your part.  I'm running gimp 1.1.19 from
> > debian and GDynText appears to be working fine.  I typed text and it
> > appeared in a new layer.
> I'm afraid Uwe's original report is correct. GDynText is totally
> broken when used under any locale, because it seems to do bad
> thing to the X font spec's "encoding" field. I'm thinking about
> hacking it but I don't promise anything :)

No, this problem is definitely configuration-specific. I have no problems
with GDynText on this debian (potato) system running gimp under whatever 
locale I like.

Salut, Sven

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