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Text tool takes eternity to respond when you have many fonts installed

Jan 14, 2014, 05:04
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Hello!

I have many hundred of fonts installed on my GNU/Linux system. I'm using Gimp 2.8 and I cannot ignore the fact that when I try to write something with the text tool, it takes like 10 seconds to respond to any command. Why Gimp takes too long? This may be a bug related to have many fonts? I have no issues on Scribus. Inkscape takes like 5 minutes to start if the fonts are installed and cached on the system, but that is a post for another forum though.

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Jan 14, 2014, 19:27 (This post was last modified: Jan 14, 2014 19:27 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: Text tool takes eternity to respond when you have many fonts installed
Make sure you have the latest gimp 2.8.10

If you already have 2.8.10 & its still slow for using the text tool.

I'd recommend backing up the fonts you don't use (I doubt you use all 100+ fonts, that's an awful lot!)

Copy & paste the font files to a thumb/flash/usb drive or external hard drive. Then clear them from your font cache.

*Keep the default font & system fonts though!*
Ariel fonts, Times New Roman, courier, sans serif & System are some of the important ones I can think of.

Look here for more (you can do without "IMPACT" or "comic sans" if you don't use them)
http://www.ampsoft.net/webdesign-l/WindowsMacFonts.html

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