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Font not found
#1
Hello everybody,
i have an old .xcf file with some text using a font which is not currently installed on my OS, so as soon as i try to correct the text, the font changes and i can't go back to the old font in any way. Fact is that the old one is correctly shown in the file as i open it, but i can't remember or find in any way its name. Is there any way to recover it in the file informations or anywhere else?
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#2
Go here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-too...s/scripts/
Download the text-info-0.1.py plugin (dated 2014-08-26) 

In use: Open the .xcf file. Do not use the text tool. Right click on text layer, bottom of the menu click on show text information.

   
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#3
(01-12-2021, 03:06 PM)rich2005 Wrote: Go here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-too...s/scripts/
Download the text-info-0.1.py plugin (dated 2014-08-26) 

In use: Open the .xcf file. Do not use the text tool. Right click on text layer, bottom of the menu click on show text information.
Thank you very much for your help.
Unluckily it only shows the font is named SANS which is not helpful in any way... i guess it's lost forever.
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#4
I don't know what that font would be, but it seems to me to be from the Broadway font family.
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#5
Quote: ...Unluckily it only shows the font is named SANS which is not helpful in any way... i guess it's lost forever..

Export as a png or jpeg. Cut out some representitive characters, clean up if possible and try one of the font identification sites.

this one for example: https://www.whatfontis.com/
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#6
Try to open the .xcf file with an editor that can handle binaries like Notepad++(runs via wine here) or some hex editor and search for "font"
you might find something like this:

(font "Arial")
(font-size 15.000000)
(font-size-unit pixels)
(antialias yes)
(language "de-de")
(base-direction ltr)
(color (color-rgb 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000))
(justify center)
(box-mode dynamic)
(box-width 344.000000)
(box-height 24.000000)
(box-unit pixels)
(hinting yes)
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