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all font characters render as asterisks (*) in Gimp 2.8.8

Nov 9, 2013, 17:04
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all font characters render as asterisks (*) in Gimp 2.8.8
all font characters in ALL fonts render as asterisks (*) in Gimp 2.8.8 which 2.8.6 had the SAME issue!!! looks like I need to go BACK to 2.8.4 because ANYTHING later WON'T render fonts! what gives???
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Nov 10, 2013, 05:44
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RE: all font characters render as asterisks (*) in Gimp 2.8.8
moltres_rider
Hm...wonder what he did this time LOL, anyways when you get back...

That is a peculiar bug you have in your gimp. On my first websearch I found this thread in the gimp registry.

Including a post or two by one of our gimp buddies here ^_^

"Font's are not displaying directly"
http://registry.gimp.org/node/26272

Read through the entire thread then specifically these two posts below:

http://registry.gimp.org/comment/14558#comment-14558

-The last post in the thread linked "It should have been automatic but..."
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Nov 11, 2013, 02:25
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RE: all font characters render as asterisks (*) in Gimp 2.8.8
(Nov 10, 2013 05:44)iForStyle007 Wrote:  moltres_rider
Hm...wonder what he did this time LOL, anyways when you get back...

That is a peculiar bug you have in your gimp. On my first websearch I found this thread in the gimp registry.

Including a post or two by one of our gimp buddies here ^_^

"Font's are not displaying directly"
http://registry.gimp.org/node/26272

Read through the entire thread then specifically these two posts below:

http://registry.gimp.org/comment/14558#comment-14558

-The last post in the thread linked "It should have been automatic but..."

different problem and it DID NOT fix the issue!! still Asterisks!!
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Nov 11, 2013, 04:27
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RE: all font characters render as asterisks (*) in Gimp 2.8.8
So did you try gimp 2.6? If there are no features that you benifit from 2.8.4 or 2.8.6, then 2.6 would be a good alternative. still asterisks?

You could try resetting your gimp profile (there are multiple threads on here that either link or show how)
Only other thing I can think of is
It could be a corrupt system font catch. Find out how to refresh/reinstall them in your operating system or what to do if their corrupt.
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