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On 9 September 2013 06:57, Virgil Arrington <> wrote:

However, LO has one wonderful advantage. The free font, Linux Libertine G,
has many expert effects, and LO can access them all. It's an excellent
typeface, and so far, the latest LO stable version, 4.0.5, seems to work
very well with it. (Despite its "Linux" name, the font works just as well in
Windows.) (Libertine has an equally excellent
companion sans-serif font, Linux Bolinium G)

I was already familiar with these fonts. But ....

Using the advanced features requires adding extensions to the font name,
such as "Linux Libertine G:onum=1" to use old style numbers. Various
extensions are separated by the ampersand (&). It can be a little cumbersome
at first, but there is an excellent guide at:

... I was unaware of this possibility or ...

The Typography Toolbar extension makes its use easier.

... this really neat tool!  Many, many thanks for bringing it to my
attention, Virgil. (I stayed up way too late last night experimenting
with it!)

I think this tool should be built into LO. It is a lot more useful
than some of the extensions which are already automatically included.

T. R. Valentine
A rich heart may be under a poor coat.

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