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[Solved] Green Border around Gimp Text – Bug with Fonts

Gimp is a fantastic Image editor and Photos manipulator in Linux. Gimp 2.8 introduced lot of great new features like single window mode etc.. There is a very bad Bug in Gimp 2.8 that is if you type a text in a colored surface or image then there is a greenish border appear around all the letters. If you change the font or resize the font but no effect on this. All text in gimp 2.8 has greenish border when antialiasing is on.

There was a bug filed and it is accepted.+bug/1010421.

Without Antialiasing the text look pixelated. There is another report on gimptalk

Version: GIMP 2.8.0
Machine: Linux arch 3.3.5-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue May 8 05:10:33 UTC 2012 i686 AMD Athlon™ II Dual-Core M300 AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux


Solution for Green Border around Text in Gimp

We have a solution to this problem to get rid off the green border around the text in Gimp. The bug is reported on crunchbang. and Archlinux forum.

The solution is very simple. add some lines in a file /etc/gimp/2.0/fonts.conf


su -

gedit /etc/gimp/2.0/fonts.conf

Paste the lines

 <match target="font">
  <edit name="rgba" mode="assign">

Save and Close the editor.


Then restart the Gimp. this will solve the problem. This is a workaround from the suggesison of a user mittens2001. Thanks archlinux friends.

Just try this and say is this works for you or not. If it works just share with your friends.




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