On 02/21/2013 05:58 PM, John Talbut wrote:
On 21/02/13 19:07, Paddy Landau wrote:
Webdings is a M$ font, see:
and is not Unicode.
Yes, the font is not Unicode; the font is merely the way to display a
character. The character is Ò (Unicode D2), but the Webdings font
it as an aeroplane rather than as a capital O with an accent on top.
The Webdings font is installed on my machine.
Unfortunately, this doesn't answer the question; why is Libre Office
the wrong character for the font?
I think it is a question of what you define as "wrong". LibreOffice
uses Unicode and will correctly display Unicode characters in any font
that includes the character.
The allocation of character codes to Webdings does not seem to be
consistent and I have been unable to find an authoritative list. I
have Webdings installed (it comes with ttf-mscorefonts via Debian).
In my case the Ò character also displays as an inbox tray character
using Webdings, the Webding aeroplane character code does not seem to
display anything in other fonts.
So I think the answer to this question is that what LibreOffice
displays depends on which Webdings font you have installed on your
machine. The font is not part of LibreOffice.
I think the answer to solving the discrepancy is to stick to Unicode
fonts which should be consistent across all systems.
I have seen this issue with same font name but different font. I have
two fonts that call themselves Garamond but look different side by
side. Then there are the fonts that are touted to be the same, with the
same file name, but are different depending on where it came from or
even the version from the same font designer. That is why I have over
100,000 of them and many with the same name.
Now, if you really need a character glyph, that is not a letter, to be
the same between systems, make it an image and use that and not a font.
99 times out of 100, the receiver of the document will not have your
"specialty font" installed or even the same version installed, so their
document will look different. That is why I never send editable
documents to a person that I know might not have the EXACT font[s] that
I am using. I do not even use Export to PDF, but CUPS-PDF. I know
CUPS-PDF will embed the font but I do not know if Export to PDF will
embed the more "specialty" ones. I just have not compared all my fonts
since 3.4 days with a system that does not have my "core" 400+ font
files - most versions/styles of/for font names like DejaVu and other
ones that I may use a lot and the others are very specialty ones that
are used for decorative needs.
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