Thanks for the quick reply.
I never stopped to think that bolding a font actually means using
another set of letters.

No further questions! :)


On 11/29/05, Carol Spears <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 07:43:36PM +0000, Joao Cruz Morais wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Im trying to type some text and bold it but can't seem to accomplish
> > this with the last version of Gimp. Am I missing something or this is
> > just not possible?
> >
> gimp will only use what the font delivers. you will need to find a font
> that has a bold version.
> the gimp freetype plug-in ( might have something like
> that available.  i haven't looked in a while.
> <rant>
> personally, i respect the font about this.  one way that font authors
> (could) make money for their efforts (and making a font is no easy task)
> is to release the regular font for free and then to sell the complete
> set.  personally, i think that any software app that allows users to
> over-ride this option that the font makers have should be made illegal
> and its sales considered at least a misdeameanor of theft in civil
> courts anywhere.  any professional needing such a thing from a pixel
> painting app should also seriously consider the way they use the title
> "professional".  they are the first group of people who should
> understand how that works.
> </rant>
> anything else you want?
> carol
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