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Old 03-14-2004, 08:42 AM   #1
RickyM
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Unhappy Can't get TTF fonts to work in GIMP


Ok, I got some new fonts working in things like Open Office and I wanted to get them to work in The GIMP. I downloaded gimp-freetype, unzipped it and then went to the terminal. I typed in "./configure" as it asks me too but I get this message:


quote:
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The gimptool script installed by GIMP could not be found.
If GIMP was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in your path, or set the GIMPTOOL environment variable to the full path of the gimptool.

Configure: error: Cannot find GIMP: Is gimptool in path?

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GIMP is in the normal directory it is installed to when installing Redhat 9, can anyone help me fix this problem? I really need to use my TTFs in GIMP.

I'm quite new to Linux so any answers would be best given in very basic steps if you can.

Thank you to anyone who helps.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 02:55 PM   #2
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Please can someone help me? I've asked in a couple of places now to no avail

I will be extremely grateful.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 03:03 PM   #3
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first, what happens when you type:
Code:
whereis gimp
?

type:
Code:
echo $PATH
is the gimp folder in the path?
 
Old 03-16-2004, 03:48 AM   #4
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When I run "whereis gimp", I get

Quote:
/usr/bin/gimp /etc/gimp /usr/lib/gimp /usr/share/gimp /usr/share/man/man1/gimp1.gz
And when I say "echo $PATH" I get

Quote:
/usr/local/bin : /usr/bin/ : /usr/X11R6/bin : /home/richard/bin
So I think some of the folders are in there but not sure which ones I need. What should I do next?
 
Old 03-16-2004, 04:19 PM   #5
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bumping this because I was so close to getting an answer. Can anyone help given what Komakino said and my reply?
 
Old 03-16-2004, 05:00 PM   #6
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I gave up on trying to use TTFs in XFree, because you can't use a lot of them anyway. Go to my site @ http://pstudios.vze.com and download the type1 font pack that I made by converting windows fonts such as verdana and arial to type1. That should work out fine and should make web pages look better as well.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 05:43 PM   #7
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Thanks for the fonts but I have some special fonts that are TTFs that I need to be able to use. If I can't use the gimp-freetype thing, is there a way of converting TTFs into Type1 fonts like you have? Is it easy to do?
 
Old 03-16-2004, 05:51 PM   #8
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Yeah, all you have to do is download and install ttf2pt1 and use it on all the fonts that you wish to convert then move them into the type1 fonts folder in /usr/lib/X11R6/lib/X11/. Here's the command you use to convert the files.

ttf2pt1 -b font-name.ttf

There's a way to get them all in one go via a for loop, but I'm not sure how to do that. Perhaps someone else can tell you.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 06:10 PM   #9
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Alternatively, do:
Code:
export GIMPTOOL=/usr/bin
and try again. If that doesn't work try adding /gimptool to what I put as code just above. (so it says /usr/bin/gimptool)
Failing that type:
Code:
whereis gimptool
and add THAT path in the same way I showed above and then try again.
Btw, gimp 2.0 (they're on pre-realease 4 at the moment) has excellent support for ttf fonts when you use the freetype plugin for it. It supports 2-byte fonts which most programs do not.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 04:48 PM   #10
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Thanks for the help again guys. I tried the 'export' thing but I was getting all kinds of new errors so I've downloaded the converter. I'll let you know if I can get it to work.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 05:36 PM   #11
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Damn, when I run make install on this font converter, I get this error:
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Cannot create directory /usr/local/libexec/ttf2pt1 - permission denied
Anyone know how to fix this? Sorry for all these problems but Linux does like to make things difficult doesn't it?!
 
Old 03-17-2004, 05:50 PM   #12
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Never mind, I fixed it! Think it's working now, thanks for all your help guys

Edit: Damn, I thought I had it. The program is working now but I can't paste the files into the directory. Anyone know how to fix that? I just can't click the option to paste, it's greyed out.

Last edited by RickyM; 03-17-2004 at 05:57 PM.
 
  


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