I have a problem in the way text appears in GIMP, I think its related to hinting or anti-aliasing but I have no idea about the cause nor the solution for it.
There is a workaround is available to this problem. Just turn off the anti-aliasing. But the font look very ugly if we turn off that.
Another Solution is just create a file in
sudo gedit /etc/gimp/2.0/fonts.conf
Paste the lines
<fontconfig> <match target="font"> <edit name="rgba" mode="assign"> <const>none</const> </edit> </match> </fontconfig>
Save and Close the editor.
You can find the details in http://smashingweb.info/solved-green-border-around-gimp-text/
Just try this Dont know whether it will work or not.
Yes, "anti-aliasing" problem.
Look at the image format, it needs to be set to RGB. It's probably a 256 color palette now. The menu is:
Image » Mode » RGB
Note that at the time you save your image you can convert it back to a paletted image. However, you may again lose quality. Also make sure to keep a .xcf version of the file (Gimp's format) so that way you can do further edits later.
In my case I had a file with ready text layers. And after adding a fonts.conf file and closing Gimp and reopening the file, green borders around text were still there. I found out that to make text look good, I need to disable and enable the anti-aliasing for each text layer. Hope this helps someone.