i am only able to access my fonts (via gimp-1.2) using the gimp freetype
plug-in. the configure button seems to skip a lot of x confusion.
On 2003-05-12 at 2358.51 -0400, Matt Narramore typed this:
> I have spent hours upon hours trying to figure out how to install some new
> fonts for use with GIMP. Open Office Writer now recognizes them but not
> I am running GIMP 1.2.3 under Red Hat Linux 8 and the Gnome desktop. The
> fonts are on a CD from the FontSite and are available as both Type 1 and
> True Type.
> The font CD was intended for Mac or Windows so there were no fonts.dir
> files with them. Since the Type 1 fonts were in 157 separate folders which
> I didn't want to add individually to the X Font Server path and create
> individual fonts.dir files for each one I instead created a folder in
> /usr/share/fonts for the True Type fonts which were all in one folder on
> the CD. After all the instructions didn't work I just tried something else
> and they do show up in Open Office Writer (on screen at least, I didn't
> think about trying to print anything).
> Does anyone have any ideas on getting GIMP to find them?
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