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Please try this. . .
remove the current version you have installed.

Download the proper DEB install to your system and install the needed language and help packs [that order] you may need. I use "standard" English, so I just install the help pack.

Install 4.0.4 DEB [64 or 32 bit].

I use Ubuntu 12.04LTS, but tested 13.04.  I run the 4.0.4 64-bit version.

Sometimes there can be issues that crop up with the LO version on the repositories. There should not be, but it has been know to happen that if you remove/purge/uninstall the repository version and install the one on the LO download page[s], the "issues" seem to go away. Why? I do not know, but one time I had the repository download of one of the needed install files "fail" to download correctly. That is what caused the issue back then. Since all of the files for the LO download page version are in an archive, there is little chance that one of the files will be corrupted or missing.

As for language fonts, which languages do you use or install on your system?

Since you started this with a problem with an India language font as part of the issue, did you want or need that font or that language? I make sure of what fonts I have installed in my font system. I tend to uninstall any non-English fonts, if I have no use for them. Of course I save copies just to make sure. You do have to make sure none of the fonts are part of the "system font" listed in "System/Preferences/Appearance/Fonts" If you want, change all of them to one of the Ubuntu "named" fonts before you start removing any "unknown fonts" in your .fonts hidden folder, or any other font references. I found out the "hard way" that you need to do this or you might remove one of those systems fonts by mistake. At that point you hope for the ability to get it back from your backups of the dot folders. I had to reinstall 10.04 once when I first did this. Of course, now I have 2 different backups of my /home folder[s] including the hidden dot folders. One on a different internal drive, and one on an external drive.

On 07/29/2013 06:24 AM, biggrandad wrote:
Hi thanks for reply. I have not installed any packs on to my pc, i just did a strait down load from 
ubuntu software centre, in fact the version of ubuntu 13.04 is a new update and the language fonts 
were as the are with the new installation of LO I removed the old version before installing the new 
one. I cant find anything to let me install language pack the only thing I can find on LO website 
is extension and templates, nothing I can find in the documentation helps me either

Dave Mapeley Cert Nat Sci (open)

  From: krackedpress [via Document Foundation Mail Archive] 
To: biggrandad <>
Sent: Saturday, 27 July 2013, 20:30
Subject: Re: eastern font in new version

On 07/27/2013 11:53 AM, biggrandad wrote:
I have just installed ver 4 on my ubuntu 13.04 system but when I try to
change the set font most if not all are indian script fonts. Is there any
way theses can be removed and western fonts installed. I have tried looking
in the documentation but there seems to be mention of fonts.
cheers dave

What Ubuntu language[s] packages have you installed with 13.04?

Which LO language pack[s] are you using?

Have you tried adding, say en_GB, to the install?

If you are using an Eastern language pack, there may be some setting
that does not want you to remove the Eastern fonts.  This is just a
guess though.

What type of Western fonts have you installed on your system?  Have you
added the MS core fonts?  Since they are the "default" Western font for
many people, they might fare better for changing Eastern font settings
to Western ones.

There has to be some core language setting in either LO or Ubuntu that
is hampering the change.

I run 12.04, but with the default USA English install, and I have no
problems with changing any and all of the default fonts.

Tools / Language Settings / Languages

Do you have the "show UI elements for Bi-Directional writing or for East
Asian writings "checked"?  If you system language is in an Eastern
language, like Hindi, does "Ignore system input language" change things
for you if you check that option.

Does having the locale setting set to English USA or Great Britain
change things?

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