Re: [Gimp-user] Gimp 2.8.2, wheezy install

On Sat, 2016-07-23 at 07:44 +0900, Joel Rees wrote:

I'm not getting that. Oh, wait. Yes I am. You click in the font
selection field and start typing the name of the font you want, and
that's where it starts giving you suggestions that match what you
typed. And the list does not show the names of foreign fonts very
well. It does try, but doesn't quite make it.

Trying to read the developers' minds, they may be trying to avoid the
CPU killer option of trying to list every installed font. I've done
that on machines without enough memory and gotten a panic.

Please don't try to read people's minds :-) If some of the fonts are
not listed please report it as a bug. What exactly do you mean by,
doesn't show the names of foreign fonts very well? What exactly needs
to change and how? Can you submit a precise bug report showing what you
expect to happen and what actually happens, ideally using a freely
available font, and including your language settings (e.g. in Linux the
output of the "locale" command)? The A-z icons are not be appropriate
in all cases and some fonts may be rejected on startup if GIMP thinks
it can't use them, but it is not trying to give you some small subset.

For the last little while, you've had to type (roughly) the text you
want to paint in into the text layer at the defaults and then select
it and set the attributes you want (as you talk about above).
You should also be able to change the defaults in Tool Options before
you start typing. That works for me at least.

Anyway, for now, it will help to think in terms of them trying to
leave text layers in a state such that text is not rendered into a
graphics layer until you've had a chance to play with the font, size,
style, colors, etc.

They've made it possible to do that, but it isn't intuitive yet, by
any means.

I'm not sure what "intuitive" means in this context. Most people mean,
"follows from my own personal experience" but others use "not
intuitive" to mean "I don't like it" or "I don't understand it". GIMP
will prompt you in most cases before giving up and rendering a text
layer to a bitmap. It's likely that this behaviour can be improved in
the future, after 2.10 is out.


Liam R. E. Quin <liam holoweb net>

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