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FS#62676 - [GIMP] always crashes when typing in font size or angle of rotation

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Paul (Ignotum) - Saturday, 18 May 2019, 23:11 GMT
Last edited by freswa (frederik) - Thursday, 20 February 2020, 21:24 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To Christian Hesse (eworm)
Levente Polyak (anthraxx)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No



GIMP crashes --- consistently --- whenever I try to type in a font size or a rotation angle. This is a bug I've noticed with previous versions of GIMP, over a number of years, and on a number of different computers.

Additional info:
* package version
gimp 2.10.10-1

* config and/or log files etc.
see attachments

* link to upstream bug report, if any

Steps to reproduce:

1. Open GIMP.
2. In the menu, choose "File" → "New...".
3. When the "Create a New Image" window appears, click "OK".
4. Click on the Text Tool icon.
5. Click on the canvas.
6. A window appears above the canvas.
6. Click in the window's font size box ("Change size of selected text").
7. Press backspace or try to type --- GIMP crashes.

The same happens when using the rotation tool to rotate a layer: again, all is fine until one attempts to type in an arbitrary rotation angle.

(It appears to occur when entering text into a window above the canvas, regardless of what tool one is using, be it text, rotation, scale, etc.)
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Comment by Stefan Schick (pommes_) - Saturday, 03 August 2019, 18:17 GMT
I found an old related upstream bug which was closed:

I opened an new bug report upstream.
Comment by Paul (Ignotum) - Thursday, 08 August 2019, 21:09 GMT
Thanks, Stefan --- and yes, it still happens in version 2.10.12 (bug report attached).

I've pasted it upstream to the GIMP site.