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Le 2021-02-10 à 12 h 33, Raffaele Mancuso a écrit :
(3) I thought more generally at handling them better. The first time I
opened a document that used Calibri with LibreOffice, it was not at
all obvious to me that the font name being displayed in italics by
LibreOffice meant that the font was being substituted with another
one. Maybe when a document uses fonts that are missing on the system,
we can have LibreOffice displays a message box that shows which fonts
are missing and which ones are being used as substitutes? 

Hi Raffaele,

I find that you have raised many good suggestions that would enrich the
LibreOffice suite. However, I also agree with Italo regarding his
worries about increasing the size of the LibreOffice download, should
the fonts be included in the LibreOffice package, that, this should be
avoided. As incredible it is, many people still use dial-up, or, close
to dial-up speeds and worry about their download times.

I would propose to add your suggestions as a feature request on the
LibreOffice bugzilla and see if any dev would be interested in
implementing them []. The feature
request would be something like the following:


Feature request:

1. Create an extra function in the "Options -> Fonts" menu, where a user
could choose to download a set of LibreOffice approved substitutions
fonts. The function could then offer to download from a TDF/LibreOffice
font repository on TDF servers and then add them to the user's instance
of LibreOffice, after which,  add these newly downloaded fonts as
substitutions in the "Options ->Fonts" section automatically.

This would virtually not add any size to the installer, the user would
have an easy way of installing MSFont substitutions from inside the
"LibreOffice->Options->Fonts" section (it would be called something like
"Download compatible MS Office Fonts" or "Install compatible MSO Fonts",
and, LibreOffice and its dev/QA/User teams would be able to vet
appropriate opensource substitution fonts for the  repository -- the QA
team would subsequently review the compatible font lists at every large
upgrade or if/when MS would make any changes affecting the list of
compatible fonts. (Note that the same could be done for any Apple fonts
at the same time, should there be any.)

2. Related to the substitution of fonts, LibreOffice would have a popup
window appear whenever a font substitution would occur, advising the
user of the substitution. There would be an additional "switch" in the
LibreOffice->Options-:Fonts section where the user could switch this
function off/on as choice. This function would be turned on by default.


This would solve both the concerns of the download size, and, would also
solve the issue with interoperability of fonts for MS docs (well, as
best as it could be done) ... that is, until the ODF becomes more of an
accepted default.



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