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On 02/14/2013 05:33 AM, William Drago wrote:

I have a bunch of fonts on my Windows system that have weird names like cmbx6 Regular, cmdunh10 Regular, cmsltt10 Regular... Did these come with LibreOffice and if so what are they for? Also, why such cryptic names?


They are "system fonts", or so I have been told. Some packages and utilities withinthe Windows "system" may be using them for displaying text. The Command Line could use them. Some of the "window"text menu and titles displayed may use them.

If these fonts were not installed by you, but are shown in you font list, DO NOT REMOVE them. If they are used by Windows or its utilities, you may have a big problem on your hands. I accidentally removed a font that I thought I did not need from an XP system. I did not know that that font name [several fonts styles] was used by Windows. I really had some weird looking menu texts till I fixed the problem.

There are a lot of fonts that are installed by Windows, or Linux, that is used "only" by the system and was not intended to be used as a font in a "normal" document created by Writer or other package. Even though all of these "extra" fonts are listed in the font menus, I just avoid them and not delete/uninstall them. You may never know what fonts are being used by the OS or a package. I do know that some packages install specific fonts on your Windows [and Linux] system to be used as their "default" font[s] in their packages in one way or another. LibreOffice has a set of fonts. When I type in LibreOffice in my Linux "package manager" I get "fonts-opensymbol 2:102.2+LibO". . . listed in the search for LibreOffice.

For me, there are many, many fonts that are listed in my font list in Writer, to choose from. Many of them were placed there by Ubuntu [or Windows] when it was installed or one of the packages I installed afterwards. These fonts are not ones I would use in my documents, but I accept that they are there and I should not delete them, no matter how weird they look or are names. I have over 400 fonts and their styles listed in my Writer font "drop down" option. Many are there as "core" fonts I use for various projects, and may were placed there when I installed Ubuntu 12.04, MATE desktop environment, and all of the various packages I installed and use. Even though it makes is a "pain" to go through all of these "extra" fonts I may never use in a document or project, I will not "risk" deleting them. I learned this "the hard way".

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