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How do you change the default font of GIMP in Windows?


Question

How do you change the default font used in GIMP 2.8 on Windows 7?
The default font seems to be Sans Bold (which is used in a lot of applications that originated from Linux). I am not referring to the Text tool, but the font used by the UI.
Any help?

2014/02/04
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2/4/2014 8:37:00 PM

If you only want to change the menu fonts, you could try editing the gtkrc file (Edit > Preferences > Themes). There should be an entry called "font_name".

But, if you want to go beyond that, you could try the GTK+ for Windows Runtime Environment Installer. I haven't used it so I'm not sure how exactly you'd do it, but they state that:

This installer contains the GTK+ dlls with everything they depend on. Theme and theme-engine packages can also be found here, along with an utility to change GTK+ preferences.

And from the GTK website:

GTK+, or the GIMP Toolkit, is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application suites.

This thread on Gimptalk has some more ideas :)

2014/02/04
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2/4/2014 9:16:00 PM