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TrueType Fonts Question Jed 03 Nov 02:05
  TrueType Fonts Question Niklas 03 Nov 10:56
TrueType Fonts Question Will Muir 03 Nov 02:26
Jed
2002-11-03 02:05:25 UTC (almost 18 years ago)

TrueType Fonts Question

Hello,

I use FreeBSD 4.7-stable, Gimp version 1.2.3, KDE 3.0.4 and X11 4.2.x. I recently installed several .ttf fonts using KDE's Font Installer. I did this specifically so that I could utilize them with Gimp. They are working just fine in X11/KDE but I cannot get them to list in the Gimp's font-list.

I've searched everywhere (including this list's archive) for a fix and the only thing I could find was a site that suggested installing the freetype-0.2 mod? I did this and the install went just fine (after i linked gtk12-config to gtk-config) but these new fonts are still not showing in Gimp.

I'm sure that I'm just missing something here (maybe a line in gimprc) but I can't seem to figure out what. Is there anyone on this list that might have experience with this who could help me out?

Thanks!

Will Muir
2002-11-03 02:26:06 UTC (almost 18 years ago)

TrueType Fonts Question

I don't think KDE and GIMP do not share fonts in anyway. As far as I can tell there are two ways to use ttf fonts with the GIMP on a UNIX box. The first and probably the best way is to let X11 handle it. The problem with this is I be dammed if I can get it to work on a Debian machine. Nor can I find any one that seems to have the definitive answer on how to make it work. The second way is to install the FreeType Plug-in like you mentioned, this does not interact with the text tool though. It is a separate plug-in under Filters->Render->Free Type I think. It has a few issues to work out but all in all it seems too work well. This is what I wound up doing and I have not had any trouble with it. In fact if there was a way to do it I would just make it my default text tool, it would be more efficient.

Will ----- Original Message -----
From: "Jed"
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Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2002 6:05 PM Subject: [Gimp-user] TrueType Fonts Question

Hello,

I use FreeBSD 4.7-stable, Gimp version 1.2.3, KDE 3.0.4 and X11 4.2.x. I recently installed several .ttf fonts using KDE's Font Installer. I did this
specifically so that I could utilize them with Gimp. They are working just fine in X11/KDE but I cannot get them to list in the Gimp's font-list.

I've searched everywhere (including this list's archive) for a fix and the only thing I could find was a site that suggested installing the freetype-0.2
mod? I did this and the install went just fine (after i linked gtk12-config to gtk-config) but these new fonts are still not showing in Gimp.

I'm sure that I'm just missing something here (maybe a line in gimprc) but I can't seem to figure out what. Is there anyone on this list that might have experience with this who could help me out?

Thanks!

Niklas
2002-11-03 10:56:33 UTC (almost 18 years ago)

TrueType Fonts Question

Hi,

I don't really know how the BSD systems works with ttf fonts but this is one way to add ttf fonts to the list as I have done in Debian GNU/Linux anyways:

1. move the fonts to a dir mine is: /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ 2. run the command-line: ttmkfdir -o fonts.scale && mkfontdir . && xset +fp `pwd` && xset fp rehash

(this will make the truetype archive update the fonts and create the dir for use in X)

3. edit the things I need for the fonts to work in: /etc/X11/XftConfig (I have no real info about the XftConfig though)

That is how I have done to create the dir with fonts. You may want to take a look at the Freetype tool for GIMP because in this you can edit the dirs yourself without problems, just go to Configure in the freetype tool and tell the config where you have the fonts that is the /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ dir.

This is all I know. But in your case I would check how the KDE installer works with the fonts to install them.

On Sun, 2002-11-03 at 02:05, Jed wrote:

Hello,

I use FreeBSD 4.7-stable, Gimp version 1.2.3, KDE 3.0.4 and X11 4.2.x. I recently installed several .ttf fonts using KDE's Font Installer. I did this specifically so that I could utilize them with Gimp. They are working just fine in X11/KDE but I cannot get them to list in the Gimp's font-list.

I've searched everywhere (including this list's archive) for a fix and the only thing I could find was a site that suggested installing the freetype-0.2 mod? I did this and the install went just fine (after i linked gtk12-config to gtk-config) but these new fonts are still not showing in Gimp.

I'm sure that I'm just missing something here (maybe a line in gimprc) but I can't seem to figure out what. Is there anyone on this list that might have experience with this who could help me out?

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