On 30 Apr 2004 02:49:21 +0200, Sven Neumann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

Pango supports OpenType rather well and GIMP uses Pango for font
rendering so I wonder why it doesn't work for you.

First, as it may be relevant, I use GIMP 1.2.5 and 2.0.1 on Win32 (XPProSP1).

 I examined OpenType fonts present on my system and found that there are
 actually 2 kinds of fonts with OpenType signature:

1. "TrueType Outlines" - these are fonts supplied with WinXP (Arial,Tahoma, etc.)
with ".ttf" extension though claiming themselves OpenType in preview.
GIMP and all its text plug-ins do not have any troubles manipulating these fonts.

2. "PostScript Outlines, Single Master" - manufactured by Adobe and supplied
in "Adobe Font Folio 9", they have ".otf" extension.
These crashed or freezed GIMP 2.0.0 on loading (at startup) - so I removed
"C:\Windows\fonts" from GTK fonts search path to be able to start GIMP.
GIMP 1.2.5 and its Dynamic Text recognized ".otf" but couldn't scale them.
FreeType at first didn't see these fonts (probably because of the extension)
but when I changed their extension from ".otf" to ".ttf" FreeType could see
them and manipulate perfectly.

The problems appeared probably because these fonts are not yet widely used,
so I can mail one of these to people intrested in fixing their support in Gimp.

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