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Hi thanks for your reply i have done as you said by doing a freash install with a en gb pack the 
scripts are still there but there are more normal fonts as well. it was funny but when i loaded my 
book i am writing, which was started in ms office as publishers want it in that format, it loaded 
in new times roman font which was not in the font list. i am now happy with the font i have got 
thanks for your help

Dave Mapeley  Cert Nat Sci (open)

 From: krackedpress [via Document Foundation Mail Archive] 
To: biggrandad <> 
Sent: Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 1:03
Subject: Re: eastern font in new version

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 

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] <[hidden email]> 
To: biggrandad <[hidden email]> 
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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