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Font selection failure in 2.8 w/Ubuntu

Aug 22, 2012, 04:57
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Font selection failure in 2.8 w/Ubuntu
Hi there, and thank you for looking at my post. I have many programs on my Ubuntu 12 machine that use text, LibreOffice, Scribus, etc. Each of those works quite well. In GIMP 2.8, the entire program works fine for my from what I can tell with the exception of the text tool. I can select the tool, enter text, I can bold, underline it, I can change to color, as well as the fint size. GIMP will crash however each and every time I try to change the font, be it on the floating text dock (above the text window on the canvas) or the Text toolbar on the left had side of the screen (single window mode). I get no drop down selection box, I merely click in either area, a short freeze of the program and the program quits. Any suggestions, or any error report I can send/paste? I am relatively new to bu reporting in Ubuntu, so would need step by step instructions of necessary documentation etc.

Thanks again.
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Aug 22, 2012, 13:08
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RE: Font selection failure in 2.8 w/Ubuntu
Thank you for the response and reply, here is what I received when I started in terminal and tried to adjust the font:

(gimp:5544): Pango-WARNING **: failed to create cairo scaled font, expect ugly output. the offending font is 'Script MT Bold, Bold 16'

(gimp:5544): Pango-WARNING **: font_face status is: out of memory

(gimp:5544): Pango-WARNING **: scaled_font status is: out of memory

(script-fu:5551): LibGimpBase-WARNING **: script-fu: gimp_wire_read(): error
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

All I did was start a new document, select text tool, typed text, selected all, then selected the font change button, then it crashed.
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Aug 22, 2012, 23:21
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RE: Font selection failure in 2.8 w/Ubuntu
When I first start GIMP, 30MB, A new 640 x 480 transparent image @ 300dpi makes it 36MB.
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