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On 02/21/2013 05:58 PM, John Talbut wrote:
On 21/02/13 19:07, Paddy Landau wrote:
jowyta 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 displays
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 using
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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