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.
The Fonts dialog is a dockable dialog; see the section on
Dialogs and Docking
for help on manipulating it. It can be activated in several ways:
From the Toolbox menu:
From the image menu bar:
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 Fonts dialog.
From the Tab menu in any dockable dialog:
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
Dialog in Grid View
Dialog in List View
In the Tab menu for the Fonts dialog, you can choose between
View as Grid and
View as List.
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.