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On 05/24/2013 06:37 AM, DJViking wrote:
I managed to find the Bookman font (Actually called Bookman Old Style). I
placed it under ~/.fonts
Though I must admit I liked "URW Bookman L" much better.

When opening a document written in a specific font and that font is not on
the system, then what font is LibreOffice using?

OpenSuse 12.3
LibreOffice 4.0.3
KDE 4.10.3

I have been told that LO tries to use the font substitution list first - if there are any defined. Then it seems that LO will use an internally defined default substitution font. What that font may be, I have no idea. Since Bookman is a serif, I would assume it would be the "system default" serif font. I do not know the internals, but I would assume that one of the developers must have created a list of alternative fonts for the "popular" font names and looked at the installed fonts to see if there is an alternative font installed. It is a simple process to do, after someone created a list of cross-referenced font names.

I was working on one a year or so ago, which was a rebuilding of one I lost back in the late 90's or early 2000's. I have over 14 GB of font files - over 200,000 items - in my font folder[s]. I still have not sorted all of them out, and I have been working on it on-and-off since 2006 or 2007.

Most "standard" serif fonts are 85% to 95% similar. That was a figure I read about 20 years ago.

Bookman and Bookman Old Style are slightly different - the shape and amount of the serif "definition" seems to be the only difference I see.

The original - Old Style - derived from an 1858 font names Old Style Antique. In 1901 Bookman Old Style was created. This font was designed to be an alternative to Caslon and was "tweaked" for better use in books and other applications.

Bookman - not Old Style - seems to have been developed in the 1970's as a revival design of the Old Style version.

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