first of all, i imagine that you are using the default text tool.  don't
do that.  double click on the T button and select DynamicText or
download and install the gimp-freetype plug-in.  in fact, skip dynamic
text for this sort of high res application and go right for freetype.

if is still down, i think you can find a version at somewhere.

the default text tool renders anti-aliased fonts by drawing them 3 times
bigger than requested and then rescaling them.  freetype renders
beautiful fonts a different and must be better way.


On 2002-06-25 at 0855.36 -0700, Jeremiah Benham typed this mail:
> I was trying to create a flier in gimp. The problem I
> have is that the fonts look kind of fuzzt.  
> I set the dpi when creating a new document to 600 and
> it still looks very fuzzy.  Is there anything you
> would suggest.  Is setting the dpi not enough?  I read
> online that this guy took his image size and muliplied
> it by 600 to get to look better.  If I do that though
> my image size estimation is about 700MB. Programs like
> star office and latex are producing small fonts fine
> without the blurryness.  What am I doing wrong?  Am I
> using gimp for the wrong thing. If so what program
> would you suggest for creating fliers?  Sdraw? Latex?
> Some of the features in gimp seem invaluable for what
> I am trying to do. 
> Thanks
> Jeremiah
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