Re: [Gimp-user] Text with accents

On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 01:06:23AM +0100, Ken Moffat via gimp-user-list wrote:
On Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 07:06:08PM -0400, Liam R E Quin wrote:
On Thu, 2020-08-27 at 23:10 +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:

(Following up on the tool options)

On Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 12:11:13PM -0400, Liam R E Quin wrote:

please see my earlier reply to Patrick - the accented letters that
did not work are definitely in FreeSans, I think the difference is
that I access them via keys mapped as some-dead-accent + letter.

OK. So if you paste them into GIMP they work? Or if you click on "use
text editor" in the tool options dialogue when text is active, do they
work in the tool editor?

Will try those at some point - might take a while, other things are
in the way.  I'd forgotten about the editor option and I didn't have
examples of the accented letters anywhere handy - that's the
benefit, for me, of setting up my own keymap: I can remember how to
get most of the accents (strictly, diacriticals) I use.

Still on my ToDo list, but maybe a few days away (a problematic day
comign up, and will be busy more TV from Saturday).

Unfortunately I keep losing the ability to paint with any brush.

When you click on the image with a brush, what happens exactly?


Specifically - I clicked on one pixel with the current colour and
pasted that ok, then as in the previous changes of colour I used the
eyedropper to select a different colour, back to tools->paint
tools->paintbrush and after that the last time nothing got changed.

When you drag, what happens?

I've not been dragging - for tiny text itself there is no benefit to
dragging, for lines I tend to get a lot more spill (e.g. above or
below the line for a horizontal line, usually with a faint version
of the selected white or blue).  I did try vertical drags
over two pixels when adding the umlauts, but again there was spill
and no space to let it go - lowercase 'o' is something like 6 pixels
by 6 pixels on the least-small of the sizes I'm trying.

In tool options for the paintbrush, is the Mode (at the top) set to


Just below the Mode, is Opacity set to 100% ? Are Brush Dynamics set to

Yes and Yes.

Make sure also that Anti erase, near the bottom of tool options, is not
selected. Pressing the Alt key will also choose anti-erase. This
"paints" by removing transparency from the current layer.

Will need to check.

Can't find it.

Going down, after Dynamic options I have:

Fade Options

Repeat  None (extend)

Reverse not selected

Colour Options
  Gradient FG to BG
  Blend Colour Space CIE lab

Apply jitter - sleected

Smooth stroke not selected

Lock Brush to view - selected ***

Incremental (not selected)

Ah!  If I deselect Lock Brush to view I can again use the brush.

I think one of the links I found earlier when first looking for
solutions mentioned setting that.  But it looks as if that somehow
again got unset (when painting worked the second time), and then
somehow it again got enabled.

Now that I know where else to look, I'll make a note to keep an eye
on this.  Many thanks!

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say it was erratic, past all understanding and was seldom seen.
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