Christopher Hicks wrote:
> 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 don't know how to tell if any given TTF is a 2-byte TTF from a techincal
perspective. From a practical perspective, I've found the more "fancy" or
"artistic" TTFs tend to NOT be 2-byte fonts and I haven't run into any problems
with using them.
So, I guess the 2-byte problem (until GIMP is "fixed" or changed) really depends
on which TTFs you need to use.
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