Thanks for the info, Carol! I'll install FreeType and see if that helps. I'm finding by adding various font servers to my X-Server, I'm not having the font problems I was having before (at least not as much). I'll install the plug-in and see what happens.
I'm using the gimp as an alternative to PhotoShop, which I can't afford. I've seen PhotoShop 6 in action and it has some neat features, but I'm so NEW to graphic design that I don't know what most of this stuff is for anyway. I've finally figured out how to use layers, which is helping out a LOT!!! I'm trying to learn how to do things like "lift" a person from a JPEG image so the background is NOT there and just the person. Then I can take the person and pasted them on a background of my choosing. Stuff like that..... :)
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|Carol Spears <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] GIMP 1.2.3-pre2 and fonts question
i wonder if Filters ->Render ->Dynamic Text or if you were to install
the gimp-freetype plug-in (found at http://freetype.gimp.org -- be sure
to get the tar ball and not the cvs branch!!) if these two methods of
rendering fonts might work better from a remote machine.
text tool sucks, imo. it "hints" by rendering the font 3 times bigger
than requested and reducing the size.
personally, i haven't hit the button with the big T on it for a couple
of years by now ...
also, interesting way to play with gimp ....
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