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Bug 80024

Summary: 2-byte fonts don't render
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Christopher Hicks <chicks>
Component: gimpAssignee: Matt Wilson <msw>
Status: CLOSED DEFERRED QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description Christopher Hicks 2002-12-18 22:02:53 UTC
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Description of problem:
Fonts that render correctly in gnome-font-properties break in gimp.
Problem fonts includes those from the RH73 ttfonts-1.0-9 rpm.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 1.2.3

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make sure ttfonts-1.0-9.noarch.rpm is installed
2. Start gimp
3. Create a new image.
4. Pick the font tool and click in the new image
5. Pick arioso
6. Click ok

Actual Results:  Font renders in a tiny fixed-point font like the Windows System

Expected Results:  The font to render correctly.

Additional info:

When this happens a message comes up saying "This is a 2-byte font and may not
display correctly."  I can't find anything to explain what this means.

I've searched the web, and several bugzillas trying to find a solution to this,
but it is causing a lot of irritation within our design staff and it's happening
with lots of ttf fonts, not just arioso.  I'd appreciate any pointers,
workarounds, or clues that anyone has.

Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2002-12-19 05:54:22 UTC
this is because GIMP 1.2.3 is a GTK+ 1.2 application, whereas
gnome-font-properties is a GTK+ 2.0 application that uses fontconfig and pango
for font configuration and rendering.  Until GIMP 1.4 is complete you'll
continue to have this kind of problem.