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On Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 6:45 PM, Dan Lewis <> wrote:

     distro: the operating system on your computer (Windows, Linux, OS X,
     AAMOF: as far as my other fonts
The latter is a "guess" but it seems logical. So, if you would tell us one
more time, what is your operating system. That will tell us the location of
your font folder or folders.


On 02/23/2013 07:40 PM, anne-ology wrote:

        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
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 (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
set of True-Type fonts and install them.  Then you can have, for
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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