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  1. #1
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    ubuntu font

    Hi,

    can anyone explain why the Ubuntu font, when using Gimp at least, flits between a round lower case 'a' and curly one depending on whether it is in italics or not?

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    Re: ubuntu font

    Many fonts have a separate italic version (known as true italic) with certain letters having special shapes (most noticeably the a and f). If you were to disable or delete the italic version of Ubuntu and restart GIMP then you would see what is known as a fake italic -- the same typeface simply slanted to the right.
    Stephen : Graphic Designer | Atari fan | Opera user since 1997

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    Re: ubuntu font

    thank you.

    any way to get the 'italic' version upright?

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    Re: ubuntu font

    - Create text layer with italic font
    - Layer->Text to path
    - Use the shear tool to apply the transform to the path to make the italics upright
    - Select from path, bucket fill or else:


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