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On Wed, 11 Sep 2013 07:34:15 -0400
Virgil Arrington <> dijo:

On 09/10/2013 11:43 PM, John Jason Jordan wrote:
On Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:32:48 -0400 doug dijo:

I downloaded and installed Linux Libertine from the Ubuntu repos, and
also installed the typography toolbar 1.1. The font appears fine and
the toolbar appears as I think it is supposed to. But there is a
problem. I opened an unimportant LO file to experiment with, selected
some text that had a number in it, applied Linux Libertine font, then
clicked on the old style numerals button in the toolbar. Nothing
happened. I repeated this with ligatures, tried true small caps, and
various other features of the toolbar, but the text flickered for an
instant and no changes were made.

Did you download Linux Libertine "G"? There are different versions of 
the Libertine font. Some have an "O" at the end and others have a "G". 
The "G" stands for Graphite and they are the only ones that have
access to the expert glyphs. It doesn't work with the Libertine "O"

That was the problem. The version in the Ubuntu repos was not the G
version. Thanks for pointing that out.

However, not all of the features are working, or maybe I don't
understand how to use them. All ligature styles, small caps, old style
numerals and fractions are working. But the fancy No. and the 1st
options do nothing. And the superscript and subscript options don't
work either, nor do the slashed zero or minus sign, and the en-dash
correction just adds a space after a hyphen instead of converting it to
an en-dash with spaces.

I'm also curious why this works only with the LinuxLibertineG fonts.
Adobe InDesign had these features 14 years ago, and they have always
worked with any OTF font installed on the computer, assuming the font
has the required glyphs properly encoded with the correct Unicode
values. I need to read up more on exactly what Graphite is.

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