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changing text font problems

Mar 23, 2014, 13:06 (This post was last modified: Mar 23, 2014 13:20 by rens.)
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changing text font problems
in version 2.8.10 running under windows 8, when I want want to change the font of text it either gives me an error message that is likely because the font size is too big (but it is not!) or it keeps jumping back to size 18. I got it to work once, but after accidentally typing text in the font size box I kept getting the error message again even after reinstalling etc. It looks like a bug to me, but because I am a relative beginner I post it here. I have however altered text fonts many times in the past in older versions of GIMP. If someone experienced could try this with this version running under windows 8 that would be greatly appreciated. Please just create some text with a font bigger that the standard 18 and see if it works for you.

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Mar 23, 2014, 13:33
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RE: changing text font problems
No problems here with either the global size or individual characters when using the on canvas dialog, although this is a Virtual machine.

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Vary rarely reinstalling Gimp over and over again in windows does any good. Try disabling your Gimp profile (C:\Users\"your_id"\.gimp-2.8) by renaming it. Start Gimp to make a new default one and see if there is any difference.

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Mar 23, 2014, 13:52
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RE: changing text font problems
(Mar 23, 2014 13:06)rens Wrote:  in version 2.8.10 running under windows 8, when I want want to change the font of text it either gives me an error message that is likely because the font size is too big (but it is not!) or it keeps jumping back to size 18. I got it to work once, but after accidentally typing text in the font size box I kept getting the error message again even after reinstalling etc. It looks like a bug to me, but because I am a relative beginner I post it here. I have however altered text fonts many times in the past in older versions of GIMP. If someone experienced could try this with this version running under windows 8 that would be greatly appreciated. Please just create some text with a font bigger that the standard 18 and see if it works for you.

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Rens
Is it true with all fonts?

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Mar 23, 2014, 14:06
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RE: changing text font problems
Thanks a lot for your quick reply rich2005! Without doing what you recommended it is behaving at the moment, but if I experience the same problem again I will try what you suggested.
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Mar 23, 2014, 14:17
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RE: changing text font problems
Dear ofnuts,

Thank you for your reply.
I have only tried using the font sans so far. The next time I experience the problem I will test if the particular font has anything to do with it.
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