It is limited. But there are a few enhancements planned for the next release (ex. letter spacing).Disadvantage of GIMP - Text tool
-- Can't display Chinese in the "GIMP Text Editor"Not true for Japanese, so I'm sure this applies to Chinese. See http://epierce.freeshell.org/misc/gimp_japanese.png
True.-- Can't control indivitual text format in the same Text. (The format applies to the whole text)
-- Compare to PhotoShop, creating text effect is difficult. Photoshop built inTrue. There are no dynamic text effects.
text effects. GIMP can only use the filter or script-fu to create effect.
True.-- Compare to PhotoShop, text effect will still be apply even the Text is changed. But you need to do everything again if you text need to be changed.
-- Can't display Chinese font in the font selection list.Not true for Japanese, so I'm sure this applies to Chinese. See http://epierce.freeshell.org/misc/gimp_japanese_font.png
Not true for Japanese, so I'm sure this applies to Chinese. See http://epierce.freeshell.org/misc/gimp_japanese.png
- Layers control -- Can't display Chinese in the Layer.
-- Compare to PhotoShop, managing the layers is not that easy. You can define layers to groups in Photoshop. You can even target an action to a group. No group idea in GIMP.
Not sure about this one.
Make sure you're running within a Chinese language environment. Assuming you're running Linux, from the command line type: env|grep LANG
On my system, it outputs: LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8 (running Japanese in UTF-8)
To list which Chinese languages are available, try: locale -a|grep ^zh I get... zh_CN zh_CN.gb18030 zh_CN.gbk zh_CN.utf8 zh_HK zh_HK.utf8 zh_SG zh_SG.gbk zh_SG.utf8 zh_TW zh_TW.euctw zh_TW.utf8
I don't know which one you need, but try running the Gimp with something like:
export LANG=zh_CN.utf8 && gimp
Now my Gimp interface looks like this: http://epierce.freeshell.org/misc/gimp_chinese.png
I don't know how to input Chinese, so I can't show you any screenshots for that, but I think you're best bet is to pick Chinese as your default language when installing Linux (assuming you're running Linux of course). Not sure how it would work for Windows.
Hope that helps. Eric P. _______________________________________________ Gimp-user mailing list Gimpemail@example.com http://lists.xcf.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user