The Fonts dialog
The Fonts dialog is used for selecting fonts for the
It also allows you to refresh the list of available fonts, if you add
new ones to your system while GIMP is running.
3.6.1. Activating the Dialog
The “Fonts” dialog is a dockable dialog; see the section
Section 2.3, “Dialogs and Docking” for help on manipulating it.
You can access it:
from an image menu:
→ → ;
from the Tab menu in any dockable dialog by clicking on
from the Tool Options for the Text tool. If you click on the
“Font” button, a Font-selector pops up. In the lower
right corner is a button that, if pressed, brings up the
In the detached windows which exists
only if at least one dialog remains open. In this case, you can raise
the “Fonts” dialog from the image-menu:
menu, there is a list of
3.6.2. Using the Fonts dialog
The most basic thing you can do is to select a font by clicking on it:
this font will then be used by the Text tool. If instead of clicking and
releasing, you hold down the left mouse button with the pointer
positioned over the font example ("Aa"), a window showing a larger text
example will pop up ("Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.").
The Fonts dialog
In the Tab menu for the Fonts dialog, you can choose between
In Grid mode, the fonts are laid out in a rectangular array. In
List mode, they are lined up vertically, with each row showing an
example of the appearance of the font ("Aa"), followed by the name
of the font.
Refresh font list
Pressing the button at the bottom of the dialog causes the system
font list to be rescanned. This may be useful if you add new fonts
while GIMP is running, and want to make them accessible for the
Text tool. You can also cause the font list to be rescanned by
right-clicking in the font display, and selecting “Rescan
Font List” from the menu that pops up (it is actually the
only option in the menu).
You can change the size of the font previews in the dialog using
the “Preview Size” submenu of the dialog's Tab menu.