Hi Carol,

I tried using DynamicText but without any success. Freetype works great, 

Best regards,

Carol Spears wrote:

>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,
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