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I was looking about the font issue and it seems that all OS-systems
(Windows, Mac, Gnu Linux) handle fonts differently. On windows they are
installed on OS level and in many cases you need to be administrator to do
font install. With Windows XP that was not a problem, since all users
almost always had admin rights, but with Vista and Win 7 this has changed.
You might be able to install on local level also with "normal" user rights
but I do not know since I have never done that.

On mac according to apple support pages the font locations are different
and have different impacts to users, try to see the followinng link.

On linux you can install fonts on users level in a hidden .fonts folder
(usrxx/.fonts) that are then used by LO, but it would mean that probably
all you users would need to install you core fonts so that they stay the
same. In Linux the main folder for fonts is ~/.fonts/

LO as program AFAIK does not carry a special font folder, but looking into
the userProfile might give you a possibility to see if that is a
possibility or not.

I do not currently have LO installed (since the  shlxthdl.dll of version
3.6.0 started doing stupid things and crashed the windows occasionally), so
I had to uninstall it.

Heikki Jussila
freelance researcher and geographer

On 4 September 2012 15:42, jazzon <> wrote:

My thanks for the response.
Copying some folders from the Profile section does in fact seem to be an
option, however there is a large caveat there.  Much of our 'official'
material starts with being created by unofficial users (think people who
edit wikis here), and while we could get the internal file which represents
the gallery on that users computer, the names are randomized and not very
long, so name collisions are possible.  Additionally, I need to find out
(if) L.O. copies the artwork for a gallery to a specific spot, or if the
'gallery file' simply acts as a data base containing records of the paths
the images.  If this is so (and I believe it is), then while our transfers
from the main server to the users could be intelligently bundled, anything
being submitted to us might be scrambled due to files stored in other
not having been added to the archive sent to us.  And then when we add it
an archive, and our central server makes it available, and the original
updates their copy, they wind up with duplicate files.  Some of our users
are pretty prolific so that could become a real issue.  Of course now that
wrote all that I realize that will be a matter of educating our users and
not a problem for here.

So you have solved my first problem for me, now if someone could figure out
the font thing I would be very appreciative.

Thanks again Tom


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