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DO NOT BUY anything.

It is not your font, but LO. This issue is being worked on. The problem is that EXPORT to PDF does not use your font, but one it chooses. Right now, if LO does not have your font in its list of PDF fonts, it substitute their font for yours.

On Windows systems, I use doPDF - a free program - that is a PDF printer. It will create a PDF file instead a paper print. For Linux systems I use CUPS-PDF.

For Windows, it does not matter if it is OTF or TTF.

So for now, download doPDF [Windows] and print your needed documents that way.

I use some really specialized fonts with some of my documentation. doPDF renders them properly. I have been using it for my Windows computers for at least 4 or 5 years now. It has never failed me yet, in rendering the fonts correctly.

So do not buy a new version of your font, use a PDF printer, not exporter. That way, even browser pages or emails get to be saved as a PDF file. I use a PDF printer as my default printer, and use it most often to print web page I want to save for printing on paper later [without printing the unwanted physical pages]. One day, the issue with LO will be fixed [which is a big coding job], but for now use a free PDF printer.

On 02/16/2012 10:25 AM, Vincent Van Houtte wrote:

I'm hit by this bug:

Short: The OTF-font that I will be using in our new 'office identity' is
not printed correctly using the default 'output to PDF'. Printing to PS
has some side effects (slower printing, bold characters are printed as
regular characters, etc.)

Before starting to use our new 'office identity', I will buy the
necessary licences to use that font and it seems I can choose to receive
the font in OTF, TTF and PS.

I would like to use the OTF-version, since (iirc) this is technically
the better choice, but I'm afraid to spend money on something that might
be troublesome for a while to come (our office uses debian stable with
backports, so a libreoffice version where this bug is squashed will not
be in our official repo's very soon...).

Should I buy the TTF (safe choice) or PS-version (I don't know much
about PS-fonts, but maybe these can be 'uploaded' to our Brother

THX for your opinion!

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