How to use font variants within Inkscape


I'm trying to use Inkscape to design a logo, the issue is that I can't use any variants of one of my fonts, Quicksand Light:


I know I have the font and its variants installed because GIMP notices and can use them just fine:


How can I get Inkscape to notice and use the variants of fonts?

10/5/2014 6:48:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Unlike in Gimp or other applications there is a strict separation of font family vs. font style in SVG, and in Inkscape.

Therefore we will be presented the font family only from selection in the top panel. To change the font style (as they were defined with the installed font) we can either use the default style icons from the tool panel, or adjust it using the Text > Text an Font... properties dialog ShiftCtrlT:

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We need to press Apply after having made changes to take effect.

10/5/2014 7:21:00 PM