[Gimp-user] Fwd: Font names differ under PCs ( Localized or English )

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From: ShiroYuki Mot <shiroyuki mot mail gmail com>
Date: 2019年7月19日(金) 12:15
Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] Font names differ under PCs ( Localized or English
To: Ken Moffat <zarniwhoop ntlworld com>

Ken Moffat, Thanks for your reply.

Thank you to try to Japanese environment on Linux system. :)

It is sad things that GIMP in Windows OS can change locale only from GIMP
preferencies setting.
Both locales are same settings on PCs as Japanese by Windows language pack
for OS.
And more confusing things are Windows OS has another native font systems.
GIMP is supported by FreeType2.
So, currently, GIMP has no font system management function.
And, now, one font shows en_US name or ja_JP name among two PCs.
In that case, the font has quite different position on Font Listbox. X(
I want to unify in either.
I don't know what is the trigger for the different display name of a font.
But, Maybe, there is another 'SFNT Names' in FreeType2 API from different
parameters, language_id or name_id.
Why the result is not same, although same GIMP language setting (system
language = Japanese)?
There are two cases: whether the language setting of GIMP is reflected in

2019年7月18日(木) 12:25 Ken Moffat <zarniwhoop ntlworld com>:

On 'nix systems, the language is controlled by your environment.
So, if I open gimp in my normal environment (LC_ALL=en_GB.UTF-8) in
linux I get English text everywhere.

I've just tried by opening a term and running:

export LC_ALL=ja_JP

That gives me gimp with almost all the text in ideograms, so I
assume it is Japanese.  If I then click on the button in the text
tool to change the font, the only Japanese font I have on this
machine is VL Gothic.  All the other fonts show names in English,
but this one shows as VL followed by four ideograms.

If I don't change my environment to Japanese, the font is listed as
VL Gothic.

I know nothing about setting up windows, but I assume that somewhere
on one of your machines you have got it running in American English.
Google finds some English links for Change display language in
Windows 10, perhaps those (or an equivalent Japanese link) might

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And the ones that mother gives you, Don't do anything at all.
Go ask Alice, When she's ten feet tall.
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