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?
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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