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While I don't have Libertine O on my Win7 system, I do have it on my Ubuntu Wubi installation, so I tested it, and as I expected, I didn't get any automatic ligatures with Libertine O. Without the ligatures, it worked fine on a PDF export.

Then, I copied the sentence in Libertine O and, using the Insert/Special Character menu, I manually replaced the "T" "h" in "This" and the "f" "f" "i" in "official" with a "Th" "ffi" ligature in the Libertine O font. This time when I converted the file to a PDF, the search function found "This" in the Libertine G with automatic ligatures and Libertine O without ligatures, but not the Libertine O with the manually inserted "Th" ligature. But, it found "official" in both the Libertine O without ligatures and with the manually inserted "ffi" ligature.

This was done with Libertine on Ubuntu 12.04 with Document Viewer.

I then ran the same test in AOO in Ubuntu and the PDF search found "This" in Libertine G with automatic ligatures and Libertine O without ligatures but not Libertine O with ligatures. It found "official" in all three situations.

Curiouser and curiouser.


I ran a test where I typed the same sentence twice on one page. On the first line, I applied Libertine

On 11/03/2012 11:47 AM, VA wrote:
NoOp wrote

My apologies: you are correct. I've tested again with LO 3.5, 3.6, and
AOO 3.5.0 and Acroread 9.x (all linux) and found the same. I tested on a
clean system; Linux Libertine O is installed on my primary system from
'fonts-linuxlibertin' (which btw work without issue).

Do you get automatic ligatures with Libertine O? I thought that with OpenOffice and its forks, one needed Libertine G (with the Graphite port) to obtain the automatic ligatures and other advanced typographic features. I didn't think those features were available in Libertine O with AOO or LibO.


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