[Gimp-developer] text-tool 'Font' panel & bold/italic simulation for CJK

Just trying out the Text Tool UI, re: font simulation.

There's a bit of a usability problem in 2.8.4 -- if you type text, remove
it, change the font-size & click in back in the box to type something else
-- your size setting is always rejected & reverted to the default (18px).

Sigetch is exactly right -- these big fonts need the option of bold/italic
simulation. Occasional circumstances and customers also prefer the
"simulated" look.

I was going to suggest it should be possible to show a small italic "sim"
or "simulated" indicator in the Font UI.. to indicate when a simulated font
has been selected.

I also note that if you click around the place a few times, type text in
different positions & delete it again.. as common when experimenting with
layout.. it leaves a lot of empty text layers as 'garbage' in the layers
box. There's no multi-select there to delete them.


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