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Question about fonts and XCF files Tom Williams 23 Feb 02:55
  Question about fonts and XCF files Liam R. E. Quin 23 Feb 04:50
   Question about fonts and XCF files Tom 23 Feb 05:03
  Question about fonts and XCF files Ofnuts 24 Feb 01:36
   Question about fonts and XCF files Tom Williams 24 Feb 16:20
    Question about fonts and XCF files Kevin Cozens 24 Feb 16:47
    Question about fonts and XCF files Ofnuts 24 Feb 21:34
     Question about fonts and XCF files Tom Williams 24 Feb 22:27
Tom Williams
2018-02-23 02:55:00 UTC (4 months ago)

Question about fonts and XCF files

Hi! I created some logo samples for a friend using various Google and other free fonts. I saved all of the samples in an XCF file. If I send her the XCF file, will the fonts be embedded in it, such that she won't have to have the fonts actually installed on her system or will the XCF contain references to the font, requiring her to have them installed on her system?

Thanks in advance!

Peace...

Tom

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And when I leave, I don't know what I'm leaving behind.../
Liam R. E. Quin
2018-02-23 04:50:32 UTC (4 months ago)

Question about fonts and XCF files

On Thu, 2018-02-22 at 18:55 -0800, Tom Williams wrote:

If I send her the XCF file, will the fonts be embedded in it,

No.

such that she
won't
have to have the fonts actually installed on her system or will the XCF
contain references to the font, requiring her to have them installed on
her system?

Yes, she will need the fonts.

To avoid this, export as an image (e.g. JPEG or PNG).

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Tom
2018-02-23 05:03:15 UTC (4 months ago)

Question about fonts and XCF files

On 02/22/2018 08:50 PM, Liam R. E. Quin wrote:

On Thu, 2018-02-22 at 18:55 -0800, Tom Williams wrote:

If I send her the XCF file, will the fonts be embedded in it,

No.

such that she
won't
have to have the fonts actually installed on her system or will the XCF
contain references to the font, requiring her to have them installed on
her system?

Yes, she will need the fonts.

To avoid this, export as an image (e.g. JPEG or PNG).

Thanks for the info!

Peace...

Tom

Ofnuts
2018-02-24 01:36:36 UTC (4 months ago)

Question about fonts and XCF files

On 02/23/18 03:55, Tom Williams wrote:

Hi! I created some logo samples for a friend using various Google and other free fonts. I saved all of the samples in an XCF file. If I send her the XCF file, will the fonts be embedded in it, such that she won't have to have the fonts actually installed on her system or will the XCF contain references to the font, requiring her to have them installed on her system?

Thanks in advance!

Peace...

Tom

The fonts aren't embedded in the XCF. That won't prevent your friend to see your text as you designed it, but if she wants to change the text she will ned to install the fonts on her system.

Tom Williams
2018-02-24 16:20:13 UTC (4 months ago)

Question about fonts and XCF files

On 02/23/2018 05:36 PM, Ofnuts wrote:

On 02/23/18 03:55, Tom Williams wrote:

Hi! I created some logo samples for a friend using various Google and other free fonts. I saved all of the samples in an XCF file. If I send her the XCF file, will the fonts be embedded in it, such that she won't have to have the fonts actually installed on her system or will the XCF contain references to the font, requiring her to have them installed on her system?

Thanks in advance!

Peace...

Tom

The fonts aren't embedded in the XCF. That won't prevent your friend to see your text as you designed it, but if she wants to change the text she will ned to install the fonts on her system.

Really? Even though the fonts aren't installed, the font face will still appear in the file when opened?

Thanks!

Peace...

Tom

/When I leave, I don't know what I'm hoping to find,
And when I leave, I don't know what I'm leaving behind.../
Kevin Cozens
2018-02-24 16:47:02 UTC (4 months ago)

Question about fonts and XCF files

On 02/23/18 03:55, Tom Williams wrote:

I created some logo samples for a friend using various Google and other free fonts. I saved all of the samples in an XCF file. If I send her the XCF file, will the fonts be embedded in it, such that she won't have to have the fonts actually installed on her system or will the XCF contain references to the font, requiring her to have them installed on her system?

If you are sending only an xcf file your friend won't see the fonts as you do unless they also have those fonts installed. If you want to send font samples you should create an image, or PDF file, using the fonts.

Cheers!

Kevin.

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Ofnuts
2018-02-24 21:34:47 UTC (4 months ago)

Question about fonts and XCF files

On 02/24/18 17:20, Tom Williams wrote:

The fonts aren't embedded in the XCF. That won't prevent your friend to see your text as you designed it, but if she wants to change the text she will ned to install the fonts on her system.

Really? Even though the fonts aren't installed, the font face will still appear in the file when opened?

Yes, because the text is rendered to a bitmap. In the XCF linked below, the text is in "Humor Sans".
Check that this font isn't installed on your system, and open the XCF. Do you see the text?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gasfrn9qh91in4u/SampleText.xcf?dl=0

Tom Williams
2018-02-24 22:27:08 UTC (4 months ago)

Question about fonts and XCF files

On 02/24/2018 01:34 PM, Ofnuts wrote:

On 02/24/18 17:20, Tom Williams wrote:

The fonts aren't embedded in the XCF. That won't prevent your friend to see your text as you designed it, but if she wants to change the text she will ned to install the fonts on her system.

Really? Even though the fonts aren't installed, the font face will still appear in the file when opened?

Yes, because the text is rendered to a bitmap. In the XCF linked below, the text is in "Humor Sans".
Check that this font isn't installed on your system, and open the XCF. Do you see the text?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gasfrn9qh91in4u/SampleText.xcf?dl=0

Thanks for the sample. The 'Humor Sans' text appeared, just as you described.

Thanks to everyone for the responses! What I'll do is send her the XCF file I have now, so she can experiment with moving some parts of the image around AND I'll help her get the fonts used installed so she can make actual text changes.

Peace...

Tom

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And when I leave, I don't know what I'm leaving behind.../