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This is usually not recommended, but you can install some additional fonts just for GIMP.
Some people do it so they don't have to see all possible fonts available in non-design applications like word processors.
It is also possible to write scripts for GIMP in other languages like Ruby (a standalone project), as well as write plug-ins in all languages supported by Mono platform (C#, Nemerle etc.) which is possible thanks to gimp-sharp project.
Modules are very much like plug-ins except that they integrate into UI somewhat tighter.
Right now there are very few around, but with ongoing work on further GEGL integration it's bound to change.
If you find some, on Linux it works like this: you copy.
When GIMP 2.8 is out, there will be two more types of shareable resources available: .
Contrary to GIMP's for gdk-pixbuf supported file formats the limit doesn't exist.
Currently GIMP supports only gradient definitions from SVG images and its own gradients file format () that is far more complex than e.g. For example, it allows switching between various functions for blending between gradient segments which is desirable to achieve really complex and unique transitions between colors.
Please refer to related part of the GIMP's user manual for details.
On Linux there are two currently active projects: Fontmatrix and, um, Font Manager :) Reportedly another currently inactive project, Fonty Python, works nicely as well.
A lot of additional functionality is provided thanks to scripts and plug-ins.