Hey, what's this?
I'm sorry, but I was just surprised, seem I've missed the precense of a
freetype plugin. How (well) does this work?
I only know that I too have been through the Redhat 8.0 confusion with
running xfs in parallell with fontconfig, so now many of my fonts, but not
all, can access my 500+ fonts. Most frustrating right now is that gimp
claim some of them are...broken 2-byte fonts or something.
I've understood that gimp-1.2 interact with xfs, while 1.3 have switched
to Gtk2/fontconfig-dependence, right? Installing the freetype plugin would
mean yet another path from my fonts file to screen rendering of the same?
But perhaps freetype actually does a good job in the rendering, I shall
certainly have a look at it, thanks for mentioning it!
On Tue, 13 May 2003, Carol Spears wrote:
> 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.
> version 0.2
> 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
> > GIMP.
> > 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?
> > Thanks,
> > Matt
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