I've tried everything I can find in teh forums and the wiki to load fonts into Gimp 2.3. They just will not appear in the fonts dialog. It's driving me nuts.
Can someone please spell out exactly how to do this?
I've loaded the fonts into /root/.fonts - no go. I've loaded them into gimp's font dir - no go. I've run fontcache - no go.
I'm at my wits end.
I tried that elasticdog. Per the instructions on the 'installing fonts in the Gimp' page you mentioned I ran xset q and it shows that /root/.fonts is in my fontpath. That's where I tried putting the fonts. Gimp still doesn't see them!
You should put the fonts in your user's ~/.fonts (I hope that you don't run Gimp as root?). Then just run fc-cache -v to update the font cache and restart Gimp.
If you haven't modified /etc/fonts/fonts.conf, the entry <dir>~/.fonts</dir> should be listed there and thus the users ~/.fonts directory will be searched for fonts.
Have a look at the Archlinux wiki as well:
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fon … l_fonts.3F