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Missing Arial Narrow font

Jul 17, 2012, 16:50 (This post was last modified: Jul 17, 2012 16:52 by AKazak.)
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Question Missing Arial Narrow font
Greetings!

I use GIMP 2.8.0 on Windows 7.
For some strange reason Text Tool doesn't have Arial Narrow font in its list.

How can I use this font?

Thank you in advance for the clear reply.


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Jul 17, 2012, 20:51
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Do you have Arial Narrow available to other apps?

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Jul 18, 2012, 03:54 (This post was last modified: Jul 18, 2012 03:54 by AKazak.)
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(Jul 17, 2012 20:51)ofnuts Wrote:  Do you have Arial Narrow available to other apps?

Oh yes! Please see attached screenshot.
Arial Narrow seems to appear in every applications, including Microsoft Office.


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Jul 18, 2012, 10:18
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Strange... What happens if you copy the .TTF of your Arial Narrow font to the fonts subdirectory of your Gimp profile?

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Jul 18, 2012, 11:19
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(Jul 18, 2012 10:18)ofnuts Wrote:  Strange... What happens if you copy the .TTF of your Arial Narrow font to the fonts subdirectory of your Gimp profile?

I put the font files in the Gimp profile (see attached screenshot).
However no results so far.

Maybe it's because of 64-bit Windows 7?


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Jul 18, 2012, 12:17
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Would this answer for Photoshop be the answer for Gimp, too?

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Jul 18, 2012, 15:57 (This post was last modified: Jul 18, 2012 15:57 by AKazak.)
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(Jul 18, 2012 12:17)ofnuts Wrote:  Would this answer for Photoshop be the answer for Gimp, too?

This article refers to Font Styles term. How does one accesses Font Styles withing the GIMP?
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Jul 18, 2012, 16:54
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The ARIALN*.TTF files display as "Condensed" and not "Narrow" (look at the various Arial * Condensed" in your font list screenshot...).

It's not a Gimp thing because this is also how my Linux font utility shows them.

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Jul 18, 2012, 19:26 (This post was last modified: Jul 18, 2012 19:39 by AKazak.)
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(Jul 18, 2012 16:54)ofnuts Wrote:  The ARIALN*.TTF files display as "Condensed" and not "Narrow" (look at the various Arial * Condensed" in your font list screenshot...).

It's not a Gimp thing because this is also how my Linux font utility shows them.

Are you sure?
I copied Arial Narrow from Windows Fonts directly to Gimp Profile (see attached video).


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Jul 18, 2012, 21:41
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(Jul 18, 2012 19:26)AKazak Wrote:  
(Jul 18, 2012 16:54)ofnuts Wrote:  The ARIALN*.TTF files display as "Condensed" and not "Narrow" (look at the various Arial * Condensed" in your font list screenshot...).

It's not a Gimp thing because this is also how my Linux font utility shows them.

Are you sure?
I copied Arial Narrow from Windows Fonts directly to Gimp Profile (see attached video).
Re-read my previous post... the problem is only about names. Arial Narrow shows as Arial Condensed and that's all. And you have these "Condensed" fonts already, look at the screenshot in your first post.

Furthermore, since I run Linux I have no Arial by default... so if I copy the ARIALN*.TTF fonts from somewhere else, suddenly I have a bunch of Arial fonts in Gimp, and they are all "Condensed", which also happens to be consistent with what my fonts explorer/manager says about them.

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Jul 19, 2012, 02:43
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Your last reply is pretty clear.
Thank you very much!
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