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Font is not displayed correctly Neophytos Demetriou 22 May 20:34
  Font is not displayed correctly Carol Spears 22 May 21:12
Font is not displayed correctly Neophytos Demetriou 22 May 22:04
Neophytos Demetriou
2002-05-22 20:34:35 UTC (over 19 years ago)

Font is not displayed correctly

I have recently installed a new truetype font on my system (Redhat-7.3, Gimp 1.2, default configuration). The preview widget displays the text correctly, however, some pixels are cut from the bottom of the text after I apply it (esp. the letter "g").

Here's how I installed the new truetype font:

cd /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ mkdir myfont
cd myfont
unzip /home/nkd/my/power-tools-cd/myfont.zip ttmkfdir -o fonts.dir
chkfontpath --add /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/myfont

Font information: (...) medium-r-normal--15-140-75-75-p-61-ascii-0

Any help is greatly appreciated. TIA.

Best regards, Neophytos

Carol Spears
2002-05-22 21:12:45 UTC (over 19 years ago)

Font is not displayed correctly

hi, there are two solutions that i know of.

1) double click on the tool text button [T] and select "Use DynamicText" (or something like that)

2) use gimp-freetype. usually the tarball is available from http://freetype.gimp.org but that site is temporarily offline, so feel free to get it from here
http://carol.gimp.org/files/gimp-freetype-0.2.tar.gz

the gimp default text tool somewhat sucks. i go back and forth between the two text plug-ins depending on my needs. i understand that the 1.4 text tool should have the best of both worlds.

actually, i have used the default gimp text tool on purpose recently. i used it to get the "real name" of the font. text tool told me the name that mozilla recognized. that was handy.

carol

On 2002-05-22 at 2134.35 +0300, Neophytos Demetriou typed this mail:

I have recently installed a new truetype font on my system (Redhat-7.3, Gimp 1.2, default configuration). The preview widget displays the text correctly, however, some pixels are cut from the bottom of the text after I apply it (esp. the letter "g").

Here's how I installed the new truetype font:

cd /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ mkdir myfont
cd myfont
unzip /home/nkd/my/power-tools-cd/myfont.zip ttmkfdir -o fonts.dir
chkfontpath --add /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/myfont

Font information: (...) medium-r-normal--15-140-75-75-p-61-ascii-0

Any help is greatly appreciated. TIA.

Best regards, Neophytos

Neophytos Demetriou
2002-05-22 22:04:01 UTC (over 19 years ago)

Font is not displayed correctly

Hi Carol,

I tried using DynamicText but without any success. Freetype works great, thanks.

Best regards,
Neophytos

Carol Spears wrote:

hi, there are two solutions that i know of.

1) double click on the tool text button [T] and select "Use DynamicText" (or something like that)

2) use gimp-freetype. usually the tarball is available from http://freetype.gimp.org but that site is temporarily offline, so feel free to get it from here
http://carol.gimp.org/files/gimp-freetype-0.2.tar.gz

the gimp default text tool somewhat sucks. i go back and forth between the two text plug-ins depending on my needs. i understand that the 1.4 text tool should have the best of both worlds.

actually, i have used the default gimp text tool on purpose recently. i used it to get the "real name" of the font. text tool told me the name that mozilla recognized. that was handy.

carol

On 2002-05-22 at 2134.35 +0300, Neophytos Demetriou typed this mail:

I have recently installed a new truetype font on my system (Redhat-7.3, Gimp 1.2, default configuration). The preview widget displays the text correctly, however, some pixels are cut from the bottom of the text after I apply it (esp. the letter "g").

Here's how I installed the new truetype font:

cd /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ mkdir myfont
cd myfont
unzip /home/nkd/my/power-tools-cd/myfont.zip ttmkfdir -o fonts.dir
chkfontpath --add /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/myfont

Font information: (...) medium-r-normal--15-140-75-75-p-61-ascii-0

Any help is greatly appreciated. TIA.

Best regards, Neophytos