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Old 04-25-2006, 12:11 PM   #16
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I have just made a bug report to OpenOffice on this. I found that OO2.0.2 does not let me use spadmin to add fonts --ttf or otf.
Somebody has made another report that OOm162 which is the test build just after 2.0.2 was crashing on Gentoo from spadmin.
 
Old 04-25-2006, 02:19 PM   #17
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So, OO on Linux currently does not support TTF or OTF?

Peace...
 
Old 04-25-2006, 03:10 PM   #18
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http://www.openoffice.org/FAQs/fontguide.html#5
explains how OOo accesses fonts. the link to
the setup guide should go over how to add fonts
to OOo...

(hmm...thought xset fp+ added dirs to that conf.
seems things have changed since i last used it)

[ahh. the guide is for OOo version 1.x]

Last edited by kodon; 04-25-2006 at 03:16 PM.
 
Old 04-25-2006, 04:10 PM   #19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kodon
http://www.openoffice.org/FAQs/fontguide.html#5
explains how OOo accesses fonts. the link to
the setup guide should go over how to add fonts
to OOo...
Thanks for the linky.

Peace...
 
Old 04-26-2006, 11:57 PM   #20
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I see that I now have freetype 2.1.10 from the linuxpackages install about 6 months ago and now 2.1.9 is in the X11 directory. Has one of the several X11 updates sin the last few months overwritten it?
 
Old 04-27-2006, 03:34 AM   #21
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I know XFree86 comes with a version of FreeType that's not the latest (same with fontconfig and Mesa). So, whenever I upgrade XFree86, I also re-install the latest FreeType, FontConfig, and Mesa libraries also.

Maybe X.org is in a similar boat.

Peace...
 
Old 04-27-2006, 06:14 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by davidsrsb
I see that I now have freetype 2.1.10 from the linuxpackages install about 6 months ago and now 2.1.9 is in the X11 directory. Has one of the several X11 updates sin the last few months overwritten it?
I believe that all versions of Slackware X11 packages, including Slackware-Current, still include version 2.1.9 of Freetype. so that could explain why you have that version. Anyway, I believe version 2.1.9 to be far better if you want to get good rendering of MS truetype fonts. There are bugs in 2.1.10 with respect to certain fonts such as Verdana.
 
Old 04-28-2006, 06:46 AM   #23
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I dropped back to a 2.1.9 version with smoothing.
OO display and KOfficeprinting still not right so I tried using fontforge to convert to ttf and both wps work. I tried a year ago and at that time OO did not like the converted ttf so something is now better.
 
Old 04-30-2006, 05:13 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Yalla-One
1. the /etc/fonts/fonts.conf file specifically says not to edit the file as it is automatically generated - does this mean I should really have changed something else?
Yeap, you should've created a file called local.conf with a similar content to what I posted.
 
Old 06-11-2007, 10:06 AM   #25
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One interesting note though - while these fonts now show up when I do xlsfonts and also in Scribus and the KDE font program correctly, they are completely unreadable in OpenOffice.org 2.0(2). In the font list (they used to not appear at all), they are written in courier type themselves, and when I select the font, all text is less than 1 mm high and looks like fly droppings on the page.. This is not an issue in other apps than OpenOffice... Any ideas?
Yalla

As of now, OpenOffice.org does not support OpenType fonts under GNU/Linux. See:

http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=16032
http://www.openoffice.org/servlets/R...s&msgNo=127513 and the whole thread.
 
  


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