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Japanese text input

Jul 21, 2013, 09:45
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Japanese text input
Hi. I am running Gimp 2.8.6 on OSX Mountain Lion. I have Japanese fonts installed in the system.When I use text edit to add some Japanese text to the image the text does not change. It stays as roman letters. Though when I open another program on my computer I can't enter Japanese text. I have made sure that my font folders are aligned with the the Gimp preferences window under font folder. But still I have a problem. I can't figure this out. I have been all over the web but no answer. In previous versions of Gimp I could input Japanese text. Now I can't!
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Jul 21, 2013, 10:27 (This post was last modified: Jul 21, 2013 11:10 by rich2005.)
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RE: Japanese text input
It is probably a unicode problem, I just tried a "proper" japanese font, installed into the OS (linux) and that does not show at all. Other foreign fonts, sometimes appear as their latin counterpart or as 'squares'

If it is for a more decorative use, try this one

Popped that into the ./gimp-2.8/fonts folder and it gives this

[Image: q4aaWis.jpg]

worth a try.

edit: If you can bring up a character map, select the letters and copy to the pasteboard, you might get the text into gimp.

This shows a font Scheherazade, in a character map then pasted into gimp (any font that has the equivalent code page)
Under that the same font with the same text entered but no good because Gimp is using my code-page which is 'latin'

[Image: NrJagGc.jpg]

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