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Old 05-24-2017, 07:14 PM   #1
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Problem with Fonts in LibreOffice


The Albany font is missing in LibreOffice.

All the Fonts in LibreOffice look 'off'. They all look very similar. They are boxy and have sharp edges. They do not look like the Fonts I am used to.

Does anyone know what can cause this? Something is probably misconfigured.
 
Old 05-24-2017, 09:31 PM   #2
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I don't have an Albany font in my LO, but I normally use fonts from the Bitstream family. However, the fonts I do have look quite normal.

What is the output this command?

Code:
ls /usr/share/fonts/TTF
That will provide a list of the True-Type fonts. There are other directories under /usr/share/fonts that may include additional fonts. Additional fonts may be located in /usr/doc.
 
Old 05-24-2017, 11:29 PM   #3
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The Albany font is missing in LibreOffice.
That font isn't free.

You can buy it here: https://www.linotype.com/164535/albany-family.html

Or use Liberation Sans which is installed by default.
 
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Old 05-25-2017, 11:04 AM   #4
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I don't have an Albany font in my LO, but I normally use fonts from the Bitstream family. However, the fonts I do have look quite normal.

What is the output this command?

Code:
ls /usr/share/fonts/TTF
That will provide a list of the True-Type fonts. There are other directories under /usr/share/fonts that may include additional fonts. Additional fonts may be located in /usr/doc.
Code:
ls /usr/share/fonts/TTF
AnjaliOldLipi.ttf                    Kedage-t.ttf                         Saab.ttf               lohit_sd.ttf
DejaVuSans-Bold.ttf                  LiberationMono-Bold.ttf              Samyak-Devanagari.ttf  lohit_ta.ttf
DejaVuSans-BoldOblique.ttf           LiberationMono-BoldItalic.ttf        Samyak-Gujarati.ttf    lohit_te.ttf
DejaVuSans-ExtraLight.ttf            LiberationMono-Italic.ttf            Samyak-Malayalam.ttf   luximb.ttf
DejaVuSans-Oblique.ttf               LiberationMono-Regular.ttf           Samyak-Oriya.ttf       luximbi.ttf
DejaVuSans.ttf                       LiberationSans-Bold.ttf              Samyak-Tamil.ttf       luximr.ttf
DejaVuSansCondensed-Bold.ttf         LiberationSans-BoldItalic.ttf        Sarai_07.ttf           luximri.ttf
DejaVuSansCondensed-BoldOblique.ttf  LiberationSans-Italic.ttf            TibMachUni.ttf         luxirb.ttf
DejaVuSansCondensed-Oblique.ttf      LiberationSans-Regular.ttf           Vemana.ttf             luxirbi.ttf
DejaVuSansCondensed.ttf              LiberationSansNarrow-Bold.ttf        aakar-medium.ttf       luxirr.ttf
DejaVuSansMono-Bold.ttf              LiberationSansNarrow-BoldItalic.ttf  ani.ttf                luxirri.ttf
DejaVuSansMono-BoldOblique.ttf       LiberationSansNarrow-Italic.ttf      chandas1-2.ttf         luxisb.ttf
DejaVuSansMono-Oblique.ttf           LiberationSansNarrow-Regular.ttf     fonts.dir              luxisbi.ttf
DejaVuSansMono.ttf                   LiberationSerif-Bold.ttf             fonts.scale            luxisr.ttf
DejaVuSerif-Bold.ttf                 LiberationSerif-BoldItalic.ttf       gargi.ttf              luxisri.ttf
DejaVuSerif-BoldItalic.ttf           LiberationSerif-Italic.ttf           kalimati.ttf           mitra.ttf
DejaVuSerif-Italic.ttf               LiberationSerif-Regular.ttf          lohit_as.ttf           nakula.ttf
DejaVuSerif.ttf                      LikhanNormal.ttf                     lohit_bn.ttf           padmaa-Bold.1.1.ttf
DejaVuSerifCondensed-Bold.ttf        Malige-b.ttf                         lohit_gu.ttf           padmaa-Medium-0.5.ttf
DejaVuSerifCondensed-BoldItalic.ttf  Malige-i.ttf                         lohit_hi.ttf           padmaa.ttf
DejaVuSerifCondensed-Italic.ttf      Malige-n.ttf                         lohit_kn.ttf           sahadeva.ttf
DejaVuSerifCondensed.ttf             Malige-t.ttf                         lohit_kok.ttf          samanata.ttf
Dyuthi3.ttf                          Meera_04.ttf                         lohit_ks.ttf           sazanami-gothic.ttf
GohaTibebZemen.ttf                   MuktiNarrow.ttf                      lohit_mai.ttf          sazanami-mincho.ttf
JamrulNormal.ttf                     MuktiNarrowBold.ttf                  lohit_ml.ttf           sinhala_lklug.ttf
Kalyani121.ttf                       Pothana2000.ttf                      lohit_mr.ttf           suruma2.ttf
Kedage-b.ttf                         Rachana_04.ttf                       lohit_ne.ttf           utkal.ttf
Kedage-i.ttf                         RaghuMalayalamSans2.ttf              lohit_or.ttf           wqy-zenhei.ttc
Kedage-n.ttf                         Rekha.ttf                            lohit_pa.ttf
Attached is a small png file showing a comparison of text from LO for Slackware default and the Gentoo version I am used to. The font size is 15 which is very large for a spreadsheet. The smaller the size, the worse the Slackware version looks. Gentoo version looks the same no matter the size.

I think Albany originally came with Open Office.
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Old 05-25-2017, 12:40 PM   #5
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That looks like your using different hinting settings for both. Check that setting and match it to your Gentoo's and see if that helps.
 
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That looks like your using different hinting settings for both. Check that setting and match it to your Gentoo's and see if that helps.
Where are the hint settings located?
 
Old 05-25-2017, 01:46 PM   #7
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Are you using Slackware stable or Slackware current?
 
Old 05-25-2017, 01:57 PM   #8
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Where are the hint settings located?
That depends, what de/wm are you using?

Last edited by v3g4n; 05-25-2017 at 01:58 PM.
 
Old 05-25-2017, 01:57 PM   #9
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Edit: oops, double post.

Last edited by v3g4n; 05-25-2017 at 02:01 PM.
 
Old 05-25-2017, 02:09 PM   #10
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That depends, what de/wm are you using?
icewm
 
Old 05-25-2017, 02:57 PM   #11
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Here is a link to dugan's great page on how to optimize fonts in Slackware. Hope you don't mind dugan.
http://duganchen.ca/writings/slackware/fonts/
 
Old 05-25-2017, 08:48 PM   #12
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bilbod, I did not do a point-by-point comparison because I'm too lazy, but that looks a lot like my list as I remember it from last night.

Thanks, rkelsen, for the nugget of information about the font in question.
 
Old 05-25-2017, 10:42 PM   #13
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After spending several hours researching fontconfig and messing with xml files, I decided to look for a way to get better font rendering without having to jump through burning hoops.

Fortunately I found one that only takes a few minutes.

This forum thread points the way.

Quick Start:

1 Install lxml from SBo.
2. (The install has to be done as root)
Code:
git clone https://github.com/archfan/bob-infinality-bundle
cd bob-infinality-bundle
./install.sh
3. Restart the X server.

The fonts in LO now look much better.
 
Old 05-25-2017, 11:39 PM   #14
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I think Albany originally came with Open Office.
Not any more. See this thread: https://forum.openoffice.org/en/foru...php?f=7&t=1299
 
Old 05-26-2017, 05:41 AM   #15
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"The Liberation Fonts are intended to be replacements for the three most commonly used fonts on Microsoft systems: Times New Roman, Arial, and Courier \ New...There are three sets: Sans (a substitute for Arial, Albany, Helvetica, Nimbus Sans L, and Bitstream Vera Sans), Serif (a substitute for Times New Roman, Thorndale, Nimbus Roman, and Bitstream Vera Serif) and Mono (a substitute for Courier New, Cumberland, Courier, Nimbus Mono L, and Bitstream Vera Sans Mono)."

Quote from https://pagure.io/liberation-fonts (Fedora Project)
 
  


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