On Wed, 2003-08-13 at 21:44, Carol Spears wrote:

> >GIMP-1.3 uses fontconfig (http://fontconfig.org/) for font
> >configuration. All you need to do is to add the directories with fonts
> >to /etc/fonts/fonts.conf or ~/.fonts.conf.
> >
> This is bad news if you are like me and have way too many fonts.

I don't see what's bad about this. GIMP shouldn't have it's own way of
configuring fonts. By using fontconfig we make sure that users have to
configure fonts only once and that they can make use of existing
(fontilus) or yet-to-be-written font management tools. I admit that
there are ways that font management could be improved, for example by
introducing font categories. Such improvements should however be
addressed at the fontconfig level so that other apps can benefit from it
as well.


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