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Old 10-27-2005, 04:07 AM   #1
milkycow
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Getting OpenOffice.org 2.0 to use system freetype?


Is this possible? I've been staying with the KDE-integrated OpenOffice.org 1.1.3 for 9 months because its GUI looks way better. I installed 2.0 only to discover the horrible looking freetype without bytecode interpreter.
I read somewhere about a LD_PRELOAD="/usr/lib/libfreetype.so" oofice, but that doesn't seem to work.
I guess I'll go back to my terribly outdated KDE-integrated OpenOffice.org 1.1.3 if there's no fix for this problem.
 
Old 10-27-2005, 01:23 PM   #2
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OpenOffice.org 2.0 uses the KDE theme that you are running and the fonts look great to me (I installed ms truetype fonts). I am using OO2 on Mandriva 2006 and Suse 10.
 
Old 10-27-2005, 04:09 PM   #3
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Maybe this will help:

http://www.opensuse.org/Optimal_Use_...esktop_on_SuSE
 
Old 10-27-2005, 04:35 PM   #4
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OO2 on Debian unstable with MS truetype fonts and those you can grab as a bundle (6500 + true type fonts !) on gnome-look.org
look all great on OO2.This is a significant improvement of the office suite !
 
Old 10-27-2005, 05:58 PM   #5
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I do have MS truetype fonts, and I do have byte-code interpreter enabled.
My problem is that OpenOffice 2.0 doesn't seem to want to use my byte-code interpreter, so I get fat blurry fonts instead of subpixel hinted fonts.
I know that OpenOffice uses it's own version of freetype, without byte-code interpreter, I'm just wondering if there are any hacks or some way of making it use my own freetype that has the byte-code interpreter enabled.
BTW I'm on Slackware, so I'm using the official binaries, not sure if you guys are using your distros' own compile or not.

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Old 10-27-2005, 06:09 PM   #6
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On Suse I am using Suse packages, but on Mandriva I am using OO official packages.
 
Old 07-24-2006, 06:24 AM   #7
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I have exact same problem with Debian, testing, KDE. Have you found a way to make OOo look nice with no antialiasing?
 
Old 07-31-2006, 02:47 AM   #8
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still nothing?
 
Old 08-14-2006, 12:32 PM   #9
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Same problem...
 
Old 09-20-2006, 05:11 AM   #10
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I dont know how/why, but this has solved my problem:

LD_PRELOAD="/usr/local/src/freetype-2.1.10/objs/.libs/libfreetype.so" soffice
 
  


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