On Mon, 27 Jan 2003, Tom Williams wrote:
> Christopher Hicks wrote:
> > 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 have NOT found a workaround for this particular problem, but I have
> found another way around it:  don't use 2-byte TTFs!  :)

But how can you tell what's going to be a 2-byte TTF and what's not?

> 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... :)

Several of the fonts in question are from such sites, but in other
instances s specific font is being used for a web project and there's
virtually no chance of a replacement font being found.


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