hi, there are two solutions that i know of.

1)  double click on the tool text button [T] and select "Use
DynamicText" (or something like that)

2)  use gimp-freetype.  usually the tarball is available from
http://freetype.gimp.org but that site is temporarily offline, so feel
free to get it from here

the gimp default text tool somewhat sucks.  i go back and forth between
the two text plug-ins depending on my needs.  i understand that the 1.4
text tool should have the best of both worlds.  

actually, i have used the default gimp text tool on purpose recently.  i
used it to get the "real name" of the font.  text tool told me the name
that mozilla recognized.  that was handy.


On 2002-05-22 at 2134.35 +0300, Neophytos Demetriou typed this mail:
> I have recently installed a new truetype font on my system (Redhat-7.3, 
> Gimp 1.2, default configuration). The preview widget displays the text 
> correctly, however, some pixels are cut from the bottom of the text 
> after I apply it (esp. the letter "g").
> Here's how I installed the new truetype font:
>         cd /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/
>        mkdir myfont
>        cd myfont
>        unzip /home/nkd/my/power-tools-cd/myfont.zip
>        ttmkfdir -o fonts.dir
>        chkfontpath --add /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/myfont
> Font information:
> (...) medium-r-normal--15-140-75-75-p-61-ascii-0
> Any help is greatly appreciated. TIA.
> Best regards,
> Neophytos
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