On 02/21/2013 12:30 PM, webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:
I was recently looking at Mint, a derivative of Ubuntu, and I was
appalled at the paucity of fonts. "Liberation" is ugly! You need to find
set of True-Type fonts and install them. Then you can have, for
example, Times-Roman. And most of the odd-ball ones that you might use
once in your life-time. I copied the entire fonts directory from PCLOS
and replaced the one in Mint. But I think you can get True-Type from
On 02/21/2013 12:01 PM, Paddy Landau wrote:
I am wondering if Libre Office has a separate set of fonts from the
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
it is an aeroplane), I can find it in the Webdings font (Unicode
Ò). See screenshot 1:
But when I use that character in Libre Office and set the font to
it shows a different character, specifically an in-box. See
Note that not all characters do this. For example, the first 52
(A-Z and a-z) are correct.
I would like to know how to solve this discrepancy, so that I can
characters in Character Map (or an equivalent program) and then use
Libre Office. (I have tried an alternative program, Specimen Font
and it shows the same thing as Character Map.)
I am using Linux Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit, fully updated) with Libre Office
18.104.22.168 (installed directly from the Libre Office website).
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.
Microsoft, free. Not sure how you do that--Google's your friend.
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