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    Default The GIMP 2.6 has less fonts on Linux than it does in windows

    I have noticed that The GIMP 2.6 has less fonts under Linux than it does with the Windows install, basing it off of the portable apps version of the windows GIMP, I looked in YaST for additional fonts for GIMP but I couldn't find any. Does it use system fonts instead of having its own fonts?
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    Default Re: The GIMP 2.6 has less fonts on Linux than it does in win

    Yes, you can use System Fonts in Gimp without any problem.

    ps.: I don't know, maybe he has own font packages too.
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    Default Re: The GIMP 2.6 has less fonts on Linux than it does in win

    The problem that I am having is I have to edit an image that was made with the windows version of GIMP, the image is still in its native format, the font used on the image is called "Parchment" in the windows version of GIMP, but I can't find that font in the version in the SUSE repos and the Linux GIMP does not recognize the font, kind of defeats the whole point of having a Windows version of GIMP is its going to have things the Linux version will not.
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    Default Re: The GIMP 2.6 has less fonts on Linux than it does in win

    Quote Originally Posted by vendion View Post
    The problem that I am having is I have to edit an image that was made with the windows version of GIMP, the image is still in its native format, the font used on the image is called "Parchment" in the windows version of GIMP, but I can't find that font in the version in the SUSE repos and the Linux GIMP does not recognize the font, kind of defeats the whole point of having a Windows version of GIMP is its going to have things the Linux version will not.
    Google for the font type "Parchment", install it && try to edit fonts again.
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    Default Re: The GIMP 2.6 has less fonts on Linux than it does in windows

    Quote Originally Posted by vendion
    The problem that I am having is I have to edit an image that was made
    with the windows version of GIMP, the image is still in its native
    format, the font used on the image is called "Parchment" in the windows
    version of GIMP, but I can't find that font in the version in the SUSE
    repos and the Linux GIMP does not recognize the font, kind of defeats
    the whole point of having a Windows version of GIMP is its going to have
    things the Linux version will not.
    Hi
    Have a look at the link, if you have one of the products available to
    you it should be there;
    http://www.microsoft.com/typography/...aspx?FMID=1013

    You just need to import it if it a ttf font....

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    Default Re: The GIMP 2.6 has less fonts on Linux than it does in win

    Well that would explain why that font is not in the Linux version of GIMP, while I don't have a product that came with the font file I found a place where I could download it from so it should work now thanks for the help.
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