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font paths James 31 May 01:48
  font paths Jakub Steiner 31 May 17:47
  font paths Ryan Alexander Neily 03 Jun 16:45
font paths James 03 Jun 17:41
James
2002-05-31 01:48:44 UTC (over 19 years ago)

font paths

Hello all.

I have an issue with Gimp's fonts. I have been following various postings and have installed the gimp freetype. One thing I don't understand is the xfs relationship with Gimp. I have read through the manual regarding this section. I have done what is recommended in this section.So now I have finally come to the question below:

My understanding about .ttf's is that they're supported by xfs; Gimp uses the xfonts; should Gimp be able to use the .tff's due to the flexibility of xfs?

Thanks for any replies...

-james

Jakub Steiner
2002-05-31 17:47:22 UTC (over 19 years ago)

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The way you formed the question makes it absolutely unclear to me, but I'm just guessing you're trying to figure out the relation between gimp-freetype and regular X font servers.

Basically gimp-freetype renders the fonts without any help of any font server or X. It is using the freetype raterizer and only needs the actual true type font files. You only need a TTF capable font server if you want to use the old text tools (including gDynText) or want other X applications to use the TT fonts.

hope that's what you needed to know

Jakub

Ryan Alexander Neily
2002-06-03 16:45:05 UTC (over 19 years ago)

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On Thu, 2002-05-30 at 20:48, James wrote:

Hello all.

I have an issue with Gimp's fonts. I have been following various postings and have installed the gimp freetype. One thing I don't understand is the xfs relationship with Gimp. I have read through the manual regarding this section. I have done what is recommended in this section.So now I have finally come to the question below:

My understanding about .ttf's is that they're supported by xfs;

The short answer is yes.

Gimp uses the xfonts; should Gimp be able to use the .tff's due to the flexibility of xfs?

Yes.

The Nitty Gritty :^)

I have just installed a set of truetype fonts on my Debian Linux box and got them working.

What you need to do is make sure that the X font server you are running supports truetype fonts. (The Docs should say so). In my case, xfs-xtt is my font server.

Follow the instructions pertinent to your distribution for installation and Gimp will automagically pick up the fonts with the text tool.

James
2002-06-03 17:41:25 UTC (over 19 years ago)

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Hi all.

And thanks for the responses everybody. I solved this problem by cd'ing into the intended directory and issuing the command ttmkfdir -o fonts.dir. This in combination with chkfontpath and restart of the X font server did the trick!

later, -james