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On 02/21/2013 12:01 PM, Paddy Landau wrote:
I am wondering if Libre Office has a separate set of fonts from the operating
system, or at least some of the fonts.

I'll explain my problem.

If I have a look at Character Map to find a character that I want (let's say
it is an aeroplane), I can find it in the Webdings font (Unicode 00d2, or
Ò). See screenshot 1:


But when I use that character in Libre Office and set the font to Webdings,
it shows a different character, specifically an in-box. See screenshot 2:


Note that not all characters do this. For example, the first 52 characters
(A-Z and a-z) are correct.

I would like to know how to solve this discrepancy, so that I can search for
characters in Character Map (or an equivalent program) and then use them in
Libre Office. (I have tried an alternative program, Specimen Font Viewer,
and it shows the same thing as Character Map.)

I am using Linux Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit, fully updated) with Libre Office (installed directly from the Libre Office website).

Thank you.

My 12.04 shows a list of fonts at

They are mostly "DejaVu" and "Liberation" fonts but there are others listed as well.

I made sure the fonts listed there were also listed in the /.fonts/ hidden folder. that way I had the same fonts for all my packages.

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