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I have downloaded some fonts and installed them by double-clicking to open them, then clicking "Install font". Word and other Windows programs can see them, but GIMP does not list them in the text tool. Why is this?

These are TrueType fonts (packaged in .ttf files). I'm using Gimp 2.8.2

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

After checking a few similar posts elsewhere, it is usually fixed by clearing the font cache of GIMP. Although for some people even that does not work, and the case remains unsolved.

To clear the cache, browse to:
- XP and older:
Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Temp\fontconfig\cache
- Vista and newer:

And delete the files there.

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I can't go to that folder, it says access denied. Google reveals that "C:\Users[username]\AppData\Local\Temp" should be the same, but I don't see a fontconfig folder there. – Yamikuronue Aug 28 '13 at 12:07
You probably need to login as admin – Juha Untinen Aug 28 '13 at 12:08
I found a "C:\Users[username]\AppData\Local\fontconfig\cache"? Is that the same? – Yamikuronue Aug 28 '13 at 12:11
Apparently it is, since deleting the files there worked. So yay. – Yamikuronue Aug 28 '13 at 12:14
Documents and Settings was renamed to Users in Windows Vista and Windows 7. @Yamikuronue. (Actually, apparently it was split out into two folders: Users and ProgramData.) – TRiG Aug 28 '13 at 12:47

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