Post Reply 

Japanese text input

Jul 21, 2013, 09:45
Post: #1
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!
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Jul 21, 2013, 10:27 (This post was last modified: Jul 21, 2013 11:10 by rich2005.)
Post: #2
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
http://www.dafont.com/japanese.font

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)
and
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]

** https://www.gimp-forum.net/ now answering questions**
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  insert colored rectangle with text jphyde 1 152 Feb 17, 2018 04:36
Last Post: ythgilb
  Win10 Text Tool Not Working Right abrogard 2 332 Jan 29, 2018 23:24
Last Post: abrogard
  while in text tool and typing, gimp gumps to paths tool skassoum@gmail.com 1 168 Jan 26, 2018 13:14
Last Post: paynekj
  How to color bended text? Msa0503 1 212 Dec 17, 2017 08:23
Last Post: ythgilb
Sad Help with Text along vector Luciano 1 232 Nov 26, 2017 05:19
Last Post: ythgilb

Forum Jump:


GIMP ForumPortalArchiveContactTermsRSS