Adding Chinese Text

This section provides a tutorial example on how to add Chinese text with SimHei font into an image and save it in GIF format.

In order to make the image more interesting, I want to add a Chinese text to my peace image with GIMP.

1. Open the image GIMP-GIF-Peace.jpg with GIMP.

2. Select the Text tool from the Toolbox panel. In the "Text" options area, change the font to "SimHei" of 40 px and change the color to orange.

3. Click on the image. The "GIMP Text Editor" dialog box shows up. Enter the Chinese text of "PEACE", 和平, and click Close.

4. Use the mouse to adjust the position of the text on the image.

5. Click menu File > Save to save the updated image with the same name, GIMP_Peace.gif, and same format, GIF.
GIMP Adding Chinese Text

Last update: 2008.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 Saving Images in GIF Format

Adding Chinese Text

 Creating Images with Transparent Background

 Web Page with Transparent GIF Image

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

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 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

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 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

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 Outdated Tutorials

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