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Gimp Crashes selecting Text

Sep 20, 2012, 16:14
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Gimp Crashes selecting Text
Can someone please help here. I select the Text tool (Gimp 2.8) and then I double click to bring up the box that allows me to choose the Font I require. When I use the up and down arrow to find the font that I require GIMP shuts down. It also happens if I don't use the button but use the slider. Any help would be appreciated on this very annoying problem. If I don't save any work before I select the Text tool I lose everything. Many Thanks Gary
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Sep 20, 2012, 16:59
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RE: Gimp Crashes selecting Text
It could well be a bad font - don't know since I can't reproduce the fault.

Using the drop down list with the scroll bar in the tool options is not the only way to select.
You can go up and down the list with the keyboard cursor keys
or
Clear the text name and type in a letter (works here in linux)
or
The same thing works in the text dialog box but only for selected text.
or
Maybe try adding the fonts as a tab to one of the other tool dialogs.

All these together http://i.imgur.com/gTNOm.jpg

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Sep 20, 2012, 17:20
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RE: Gimp Crashes selecting Text
HI .... Yes I did add some fonts a while back. I found a method on the web on a GIMP site that explained how to do it. So .... It would appear then that I will need to reinstall my GIMP program and see what happens? ..... Thanks Gary
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Sep 20, 2012, 17:30
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RE: Gimp Crashes selecting Text
before you do that, disable your personal folder(s) C:\Users\"yourname"\.gimp-2.8, rename it to maybe .gimp-2.8.bak and restart Gimp. Gimp will make a new 'vanilla' folder now see if the fonts are working.

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Sep 21, 2012, 04:10
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RE: Gimp Crashes selecting Text
Thank you everyone .............. I downloaded 2.8.2 and installed and still had the same problem. However, I followed the instructions from rich2005 and hey presto everything is working fine again. Many thanks Rich et all...Gary
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Sep 21, 2012, 04:10
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RE: Gimp Crashes selecting Text
Thank you everyone .............. I downloaded 2.8.2 and installed and still had the same problem. However, I followed the instructions from rich2005 and hey presto everything is working fine again. Many thanks Rich et all...Gary
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Sep 25, 2012, 12:45
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RE: Gimp Crashes selecting Text
Thanks for the tool. I have downloaded the 2.8.2 and upgraded the tools. And the latest tool is really technically advance and easy to use. Many advance features included and it makes it more useful for me.

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Oct 29, 2012, 10:45 (This post was last modified: Oct 29, 2012 12:34 by xargon79.)
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RE: Gimp Crashes selecting Text
Thanks for this tip. I too upgraded to GIMP 2.8 and stumbled upon this same font issue. On my Windows-7 box this tip worked fine.

On my Windows-XP Pro (work PC) I'm afraid this did not help. Even performing an uninstall and reinstall is giving me the same results. When I scroll thru the lost of fonts, GIMP crashes. I save and save often so this is not a huge deal, more of an inconvenience.

I pulled v2.8.2 off of the XP-pro box and put 2.6.11 back on and no error issue. I would be happy to help troubleshoot this with 2.8.2 if someone can direct me to what information I can provide from the crash that would help the dev's.
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