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GIMP condensing fonts for no reason

Nov 1, 2012, 17:50
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GIMP condensing fonts for no reason
GIMP likes to do this really annoying thing spontaneously:
I put text on an image and for no apparent reason, GIMP condenses it (or at least displays it as if it's condensed) no matter what font I use. I can change everything else about the font, including kerning, but the letters stay narrow. This happens even with fonts that don't have a condensed variant.
Plus, GIMP gets really slow. Normally it works at a tolerable speed but when it does the condensing letters thing it acts like I have a bunch of applications running, regardless of whether I have anything else open.

This is the second time GIMP has done this. The first time was a few months ago. I think it cleared up after a few days without any action on my part. But it is extremely irritating.

I took screenshots of various fonts. I didn't insert any line breaks. GIMP is wrapping text as if the fonts are the normal width, so I'm guessing it is mostly a display issue.

Why does this happen, and how do I fix it? (By the way, I have version 2.8.0 in case that is important.)


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Nov 1, 2012, 18:12
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RE: GIMP condensing fonts for no reason
If you are on Windows, upgrade to 2.8.2 and see if trouble persists.

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Nov 1, 2012, 20:12
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RE: GIMP condensing fonts for no reason
Update installed and the problem with the text persists. Sad Although it is working at normal speed again!
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