May 15, 2023, 5:38pm
i’m sure this has been dealt with over and over and over again
but i can’t find step by step instructions on how to do this
can someone point me to step by step instructions on installing microsoft fonts into LINUX’s gimp 2.10
i even have the version of microsoft windows if that changes things
May 15, 2023, 6:24pm
In GIMP go to Edit → Preferences. Then at the bottom open the Folders preferences and select Fonts. You usually will see two folders listed here. You can add the fonts to they user folder listed there, or you can even add a new folder for using the Windows fonts.
After doing that and adding the fonts to the folder, GIMP needs to reload the fonts. You can do that by restarting GIMP.
May 15, 2023, 6:29pm
thanks for your prompt response.
1.a. i see folders named temporary and swap, which one do i use?
b. i don’t see how to add a new folder
is it better to add the fonts to linux therefore and linux AND gimp both will have them
and the most important question of all - which i can’t seem to find - where do i get the microsoft fonts for a specific version of windows (i’m assuming each windows version used different fonts)
May 15, 2023, 7:26pm
1a. I don’t use Linux myself, so I can’t comment on which one is better to use
1b. Above the list of folders, the left most button allows you to add a folder. Be sure to click OK afterwards.
If you want to use the fonts in other programs on Linux too, then there is probably a better place to add them globally. I am sure there should be online documentation about where to do that.
You probably need to own a copy of Windows, and even if you do, you may need to check the license if you are allowed to copy the fonts.
May 15, 2023, 7:43pm
oh i wish you would’ve told me sooner that you don’t use linux
so which forum should i go on if i have linux gimp questions
sorry about that. i misunderstand what this forum is about
May 15, 2023, 8:31pm
You looked at the worn gplance, you have to expand
(I’m using a self compiled version so my “system” folder isn’t standard, the 2nd folder is likely
/usr/share/gimp/2.0/fonts for you.
Once you have dropped the fonts in the directory, you can ask Gimp to refresh the list without restarting, using the fonts lists dialog: click on this icon:
Fonts menu > Rescan font list.
May 15, 2023, 9:12pm
thanks for your prompt response. which version of linux and gimp are you using
May 16, 2023, 12:49am
Kubuntu 22.04 and Gimp 2.10.34