Christopher Hicks wrote:

> [ I sent out a similar message before Christmas, but I'm hoping that
> sending this out again now that everybody's recovered might have a better
> chance of evoking a response.  For those seeing this twice, sorry. ]
> I'm trying to get ttf fonts to work with gimp, but it seems like most of
> the fonts that my users want to use are causing the "This is a 2-byte font
> and may not display correctly." message to appear.  The "may not display"
> in the message seems to consistantly translate into "renders in image as a
> tiny ugly font like the Windows System font".  Is there any workaround for
> this?  We're using gimp 1.2.3 on RedHat 8.0.
> I've searched the web for hours and submitted a bug to Red Hat (
> which includes
> a detailed way to reproduce the problem) all without coming up with
> anything.  I'm not afraid of cvs, compiling, patching, converting the
> fonts somehow, or whatever, but I have no idea why it's happening or where
> to begin.  Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

I have NOT found a workaround for this particular problem, but I have found
another way around it:  don't use 2-byte TTFs!  :)  I know that is obvious
and what I did was start installing various Windows TTFs so my font selection
is now MUCH RICHER and I have no _need_ for the 2-byte TTFs that I wanted to
use before because I had only a handful of TTFs to choose from.

I've been going to several sites that offer FREE Windows TTFs for download
and then installing them in my X font set (using ttmkfontdir I believe is the
utility) and now I've got a rich set of great Windows fonts and I don't even
both with the 2-byte TTFs anymore.

At least, it's worth investigating... :)



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