Þann þri 11.sep 2012 11:03, skrifaði Olivier Hallot:
Is that new feature that pops me to download a Burmese font (in my
master build)? :-D
Serious: in terms of Usability, I should not be asked to download a
Burmese font if I am most of my time in western languages.
So we must have a way to avoid the issue of a file that has just one
character in Burmese, perhaps by mistake, inside.
The implementation should ask the user before downloading;
possibly to make sure the user is connected to the internet.
And why not give the user choice which fonts to download,
you could then uncheck this bizarre Burmese font you're sure
has nothing to do with the document content ;-)
Actually I'd say that some kind of a mechanism to detect
accidental/residual styles and/or formatting could be useful
(smaller filesize? only saving used styles in a document?) -
but would IMHO be another separate issue.
Explanation: I do occasionally prepare documents for
printing; typesetting and layout via Scribus et al.
When importing documents (ODT) which have travelled through
many machines/OS/LibreOffice/Word there often is a serious
build-up of styles, fonts and other 'junk'. A lot of time
may be necessary to map all those to something useful, just
to find out that the document really is supposed to use only
a couple of fonts in 3-5 styles.
Counting the number of used styles and fonts would be nice
to have somewhere, some power users may appreciate.
Sveinn í Felli
But that should not prevent anyone to implement this nice feature.
Em 11-09-2012 07:34, Mirek M. escreveu:
I'm excited to announce that a developer has shown interest in integrating
LibreOffice with an online open-source font repository, for the purpose
of cross-platform compatibility.
LibreOffice would analyze which fonts are used in a document and, if it
found them in the online repository, it would offer to download and install
It would also promote the use of free fonts to ensure everyone can read a
LibreOffice document the way it was intended.
Now it is up to us to craft the UX. I've started a whiteboard at
so please start submitting your proposals.
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