I was wondering if there was something about the fonts being in the 'wrong' folder or needing a
short-cut/link or something to make sure LO was getting the right font? I would guess the op
already has a font but the mechanics of using it are messed up? There are a lot of options for
non-RTL languages in
Tools - Options - Fonts
I thought this page was quite interesting about fonts
It even has some free (possibly Free) fonts. Some very expensive fonts are here
and i have no idea about these at all
But i don't think downloading new fonts is likely to solve the issue if the mechanics of the
problem haven't been sorted.
--- On Tue, 3/1/12, webmaster for Kracked Press Productions <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: webmaster for Kracked Press Productions <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] fonts?
Date: Tuesday, 3 January, 2012, 14:20
What I know about them is from what I learned over the years finding and collecting them. I have
over 100,000 of them stored on my data drive. I do not go after non-English fonts, but I have
downloaded a few and some of them replace the "Latin" letters with their own glyphs. I prefer the
Unicode method, where there are many different languages on one font at the same time, but all in
its own place after the "standard Latin letters" section.
To know what other language and glyphs you have beside you English keyboard fonts, use the
Insert>Special Characters option.
Most fonts do not have more than Basic Latin, Latin-1, Latin Extended-A, and Latin Extended-B.
Unicode fonts - like Arial Unicode has many language/font names listed beyond the Latin
scripts/glyphs//letters. Spanish and French use Latin-1 to Latin Extended-B ones for their
There are many Unicode fonts, but I do not remember seeing any of them with more glyphs than Arial
Unicode MS. There may be language specific Unicode fonts that have Latin plus their language, in
its "proper" place within the Unicode glyph placement, but you would have to look. I do not know
the names of the non-English language fonts. I do know there are place out there to find them. A
few months back, this list helped a person with Korean fonts for their system. I downloaded them
at that time. If anyone knows of the different font names for the Japanese fonts, [the
English/Latin form of the name]let me know. I will try to find them.
On 01/03/2012 08:50 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Brilliant!! I think you are right about the font being the problem. I think we have had this
problem a couple of times before in other languages mostly with non-RTL scripts. Now we just
need someone that knows a lot about fonts!
--- On Tue, 3/1/12, webmaster for Kracked Press Productions<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: webmaster for Kracked Press Productions<email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] problem downloading LibreOffice 3.4.4
Date: Tuesday, 3 January, 2012, 13:35
To download and install English LibreOffice and the Japanese language pack, go to:
Go down to the green drop boxes and make sure you see/choose Windows in one and the Japanese
language in the other.
If there is any problems doing that, go down farther and choose "Other way to download . . .".
Then choose 3.4.4, then Windows. Click on the Helppacks to go down to the Japanese one.
Here are the direct links, to the Windows download and the the help pack .
[if I got the language code correct]
(ja - ???)
The question of "gibberish":
Could there be some font issues where there is not "default" English system font and the English
text is written in using the Japanese glyphs that are in the font instead of the English letters?
I do not know enough about the Japanese fonts, but I did see one or two that did just that,
though most of the fonts I use for foreign languages are Unicode so the Japanese fonts are
On 01/02/2012 10:22 PM, Brian Barbour wrote:
I am located in Tokyo with a Japanese laptop. The installer recognized my system (Windows) and
the language as Japanese, but when the dialogue boxes openned up to install, the instructions in
the dialogue boxes were written in gibberish with random symbols, and they were therefore
unreadable. I simply clicked on the button where cancel would be and cancelled out. Can you
let me know what I did wrong and how to download LibreOffice with the English and Japanese
language packs. (I would like to have all drop down menus and help menus in English with the
ability to use it both in English and Japanese).
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