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** Reply to message from NoOp <> on Mon, 04 Nov 2013
23:00:26 -0800

On 11/04/2013 12:38 PM, Cliff Scott wrote:
** Reply to message from "Cliff Scott" <> on Sat, 2 Nov
2013 15:29:02 -0500

Reminder: This is on a Mac with OSx Lion (10.7.5).

Sorry for replying to my own message, but I finally rebooted and no help. I
removed the whole family of fonts and reinstalled them and still LO 4.1..3.2
will not recognize Calibri Light. This is mind boggling to me since, as far
as I can see, it sees all the other installed fonts. This may sound strange,
but without this font I cannot use this version. This is a key font in a
newsletter I publish.

Please, if anyone has any ideas what can be done to make this work speak up.
I would very much like to upgrade to the version, but can't with this

Sorry, can't help you with a Mac, but...

I copied the Calibri fonts from my Win7 partition and placed in my
~/.fonts folder on linux. Updated the font cache (sudo fc-cache -f -v),
opened LO (Version: Build ID:
40b2d7fde7e8d2d7bc5a449dc65df4d08a7dd38), and both Calibri and Calibri
Light show up in the font menu & work just fine. Note: When you use a
Calibri (or any other font set) you can see the options available via
'Format|Character'. I'm showing the following:

Calibri - Regular|Bold|Italic|Bold italic
Calibri Light - Light|Light Italic|Bold|Bold Italic

I'll now purge the font(s) due to licencing issues. :-)
I find that FreeSans 11 is a very close match to Calibri 12. You might
want to give that a try. <>

NoOp - thanks for your ideas. They gave me a clue how to work around the
issue. It's not the ideal way and the results are not exactly what I wanted,
but may be useable.

Going into Format/Character I find that the Light option is listed under
Calibri, but unfortunately Light Bold isn't listed so when I bold the Light
font it ends up as the Regular Calibri Bold and not Light Bold that it should
be. Apparently LO tries to combine the two fonts into one family
rather than keep them separate. The Mac Font Book also lists them as one
family where in fact they are two families with a common base name. Somehow
LO 4.0.5 keeps them separate, but doesn't. As I said earlier Open
Office also sees them as separate families. At least now I have a better
handle on what's happening. Thanks.


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