Click on it to rescan the fonts. There is a font I installed on Windows 10 that works in Microsoft Word, but no matter what I do it will not be found in GIMP 2.10 (the latest release). You will see a green refresh icon. What is the suffix of the "Plaza Swash" font? Anyone know a way to fix this? If the Fonts tab isn’t present, click on the configure this tab icon. Fonts Still Not Loading? However, you need to be careful when doing this to avoid removing relevant fonts from GIMP. Select Add tab followed by Fonts. GIMP cannot see my X fonts GIMP does not use the X server or any X font server, so don’t be surprised if GIMP doesn’t see the fonts you configured in your X11 setup. On my PClinuxOS & Gimp 2.8.2, a .pfb font in my local ./gimp-2.8/fonts folder works fine. In this tutorial, I’ve compiled a list of what I believe are the 10 best free fonts for GIMP. I usually do not like to give up on a problem but there is a saying "It's like hitting your head against the wall; it feels good when you stop." RESTART GIMP. I've tried everything I can find in teh forums and the wiki to load fonts into Gimp 2.3. For that, launch GIMP and click on the Fonts tab present on the right side. The variations also don’t show in the style drop down. It’s annoying as hell, I liked the font for a particular application, but when I want to use it, all I have is usually the standard font and not the variation I need. I've loaded them into gimp's font dir - no go. I tried refreshing, restarting the PC, restarting GIMP, and clearing the cache. Loads a font. This is a commercial font so I do not have a copy of it. Brian W The font may be newly loaded or looked up the font in a cache. Expand the Folders menu and scroll down to “Fonts.” Click on this folder. Only GIMP is not showing it. You should make no assumptions about the initial reference count. Archived. share. I download GIMP again and checked the executable path; the path was the same on both computers. Gimp should rebuild the font cache only when the fonts are added to/removed from the system. It's driving me nuts. font_name : a XLFD describing the font to load. Removing the fonts you've added to GIMP is as easy as adding them. 2. If rescanning doesn’t make GIMP load the new fonts, then restart GIMP. They just will not appear in the fonts dialog. All you need to do is remove the font folders you added to GIMP, and then refresh GIMP's fonts. I checked the fonts on both computers and they are the same in number (207) and in style. As the last post don't trust Word, FontForge might be well worth trying to get it working in Gimp. Had to hunt for a .afm file but that works as well. Font Not Showing in GIMP. Finding free, reliable fonts to download and install for GIMP can be a real pain – especially when you’re not sure if a font is safe or will be compatible with GIMP. A possible workaround: Navigate to C:\users\{your id}\AppData\local\fontconfig\cache I haven’t checked to see if they are available in Gimp, but they show up in other applications like Microsoft Word. Font Not Showing in GIMP. I've loaded the fonts into /root/.fonts - no go. save. Returns : Go to Edit>Preferences and scroll down to the “Folders” menu option near the bottom. As a quick workaround you can start gimp with the --no-fonts command-line option but of course you will not be able to use the text tool then. Posted by 1 year ago. 3. I downloaded a new font, installed it, and every program except for GIMP can use it. 8 comments. Can someone please spell out exactly how to do this? Thank you. Install as Many Fonts for GIMP as You Want. Close. gdk_font_load is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code. If you are still unable to see your fonts, there is one last thing you can do to get new fonts to show up in GIMP. 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