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On 11/05/2013 08:21 PM, wrote:
Quoting NoOp <>:

On 11/05/2013 06:53 AM, Cliff Scott wrote:
** 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

'. 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
issue. It's not the ideal way and the results are not exactly what I
but may be useable.

Going into Format/Character I find that the Light option is listed
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
rather than keep them separate. The Mac Font Book also lists them as
family where in fact they are two families with a common base name.
LO 4.0.5 keeps them separate, but doesn't. As I said earlier
Office also sees them as separate families. At least now I have a
handle on what's happening. Thanks.

I had to install AOOo in a parallel folder so that it doesn't end up
polluting my file associations (long story) & found:

Both AOOo AOO401m5(Build:9714)  -  Rev. 1524958 2013-09-20 11:54 - Linux
x86_64) and LO act identical, at least on the linux versions.
Both use a substitute font for Calibri Light Bold/Bold Italic. That is
because only Calibri Light and Calibri Light Italic are in the fonts
that I copied over from Win7. Calibri Bold and Bold Italic
(calibriz.ttf) are available, so those fonts aren't substituted.

You can verify by Format|Character and then selecting Calibre
Light|Bold/Bold Light and notice the notification: "This font style will
be simulated or the closest matching style will be used.". If you select
only Claibri Light|Light/Light Italic the message will change to: "The
same font will be used on both your printer and your screen".

Correct. I have done all that. The issue with LO is that it
cannot differentiate between the font sub-families, I guess you would
call them, so it thinks Calibri and Calibri Light are the same family.
They are in a sense, but not in another sense and LO 4.0.5 can tell
the difference and cannot. AOO can tell the difference also
even better than LO 4.0.5 in that it separates out Calibri, Calibri
Light and Calibri Light Italic as separate fonts in the drop down list
so I can choose which ever one I want. In I can make the
Calibri Light work using the Format/Character menus, but cannot any
way get Calibri Light Bold to work as it isn't listed anywhere.
Somehow LO has changed how the fonts are differentiated and it really
messes up this font access.


Of course, some font families have
"normal" - regular, bold, italic, bold italic
"light" - regular and italic
dark or heavy - regular and italic
wide - regular, bold, italic, bold italic
narrow - regular, bold, italic, bold italic

then there are "demi" and other font "style" names for the different
font weights out there.  I have seen one font family with 4 or 5
different font weights, plus the wide, narrow, condensed, and other font
width options.  The designers can go crazy with the combinations of font
weight and width, and packages like LO need to be able to handle them all.

As for "light bold", what is the difference in font weight between
"normal" and the "standard" bold weights?  Somewhere between them?
Light, normal, light-bold, bold?

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