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On 05/26/2012 04:25 PM, J.A. de Vries wrote:
Hi Guy,

I use lots of OpenType Fonts (.otf files)) in LibreOffice on my Debian
system. Never had any trouble with them at all. I figure you shouldn't
have a problem under Windows either, but I can't verify that for you as
I don't have that OS at hand.
I am sorry. You were asking about Mac. Should have read better.

The code to support those typefaces apparently is available in
LibreOffice, so I don't expect any trouble coming from that angle.
However I know just about nothing about Mac, so I don't know if that
platform supports OTF at all. I guess it should, because Adobe has
always targetted that platform as one of their main markets.

Grx HdV

If you contact me off the list, I can send you a OTF font and you can try it on your Mac. I have over 100,000 fonts in my collection and many of them are OTF. As I said before, I do have a complete[?] Adobe font library from before 2006. I have Adobe fonts in OTF and TTF formats.

I tend to use TTF if I have a font in both format styles. But that is a choice and not a requirement. I have so many fonts, I can use a non-Adobe version that looks 99.9% like the Adobe version. This way, if I need to deal with passing documents to others for shared editing duties, I can pass on the font file as well. You should not do that with Adobe's licenses.

So, contact me at off the list and I can attach an OTF font to the reply so you can test out if Mac has a problem with OTF. If you know of a non-Adobe font you want to try, I may have it in ODF format.


What are the font names you are going to use? Those font names have many versions. You will need to know the exact version name[s] if you are going to deal with a magazine and its exact font formatting.

Stone comes in:
      Stone Informal
      Stone Informal Std
      Stone Sans
      Stone Sans Std
      Stone Serif
      Stone Serif Std

and Avenir comes in:
      Avenir LTS Std

plus those names comes in various names like:
      Bold Italic,
      Book Oblique,

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