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Is it possible to configure the deafult font size in gimprc?

from man gimprc, I see:

(default-font "Sans")

Can the string "Sans" be modified to specify the font size? Where can I find a full format specification of the font parameter?

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  • Do you want to modify the font in the UI or the font in the text tool?
    – xenoid
    Apr 5, 2017 at 1:02
  • the font in the text tool. I'll edit my question
    – user84207
    Apr 5, 2017 at 2:26

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Tool options are kept in the... tool-options subdirectory of your Gimp profile. The name and format is self-explanatory, for instance, my tool-options/gimp-text-tool file contains:

# GIMP gimp-text-tool options

(palette "Basic")
(font "Gilgongo")
(font-size 60.000000)

# end of gimp-text-tool options
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  • The above setting appears to not be taking effect. I've also added (global-font yes) but the default font size for the Text tool remains the same
    – user84207
    Apr 13, 2017 at 1:21
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    Works for me. Did you did this when Gimp was running? Where is that global-font setting described? It is not in my gimp-text-tool file.
    – xenoid
    Apr 13, 2017 at 16:25
  • GIMP-Warning: Error while parsing '/etc/gimp/2.0/gimprc' in line 210: unexpected number '60.000', expected string constant - fatal parse error. I replaced it with a string, now it does not complain. But the default font size is still 18
    – user84207
    Apr 17, 2017 at 23:25
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    Ah, so you are still editing gimprc? The right place is the tool-options/gimp-text-tool file, as mentioned in my answer.
    – xenoid
    Apr 17, 2017 at 23:52
  • Sorry, I didn't notice the difference between gimprc and gimp profile. It works now
    – user84207
    Apr 18, 2017 at 1:35

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