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       Thank you for responding;
            but I haven't the foggiest idea what you've said.

       the font directory of the distro  ???   ...  AAMOF  ???

       I would really enjoy getting rid of all those 'junk' fonts ... and
finding then dropping in the good ones;
            but I haven't a clue as to how to so do.

       ok, it's probably some simple step to locate these then drop them
into whatever folder ...
            but 'the more I learn of these glorified typewriters, the
stupider I feel'  ;-)   ;-)   ;-)

On Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 6:20 PM, Doug <> wrote:

On 02/23/2013 06:22 PM, anne-ology wrote:

        Then how does one get these new ones into the programs for use?

 As you quoted me before, you weren't reading what I said: put the
ffonts in the font directory of your distro.  they should then be
available for any program on the machine, including LO. That's
just what I did on the Mint installation.  AAMOF, I deleted all
the crap fonts that were on the machine--Liberation and a
whole batch of Asian fonts in languages I couldn't even recognize--
and just dumped in a whole directory of usable fonts--probably
True-Type, supplied on another distro that wasn't so damned PC.


On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 2:35 PM, Doug <> wrote:

On 02/21/2013 12:30 PM, webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:

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
it is an aeroplane), I can find it in the Webdings font (Unicode 00d2,
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 screenshot


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 (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.

  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
replaced the one in Mint. But I think you can get True-Type from
Microsoft, free. Not sure how you do that--Google's your friend.


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