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** Reply to message from Tom Davies <> on Tue, 25 Feb 2014
18:26:54 +0000


My main question originally was regarding why LO 4.1.5 opened the document
just fine and LO 4.2.1 didn't. Both installed on the same machine so using
identical preferences and both substituted a font for the "missing" font.
Something is different on 4.2.1 that makes the text take slightly more room
on the page. Which one is correct I don't know, but in that document LO 4.1.5
works and LO 4.2.1 doesn't.

As far as AOO goes the font parsing has always worked as far as I know.
Somehow LO broke it partially early on and really broke it after LO 4.0.5.

I would love to have it fixed soon, but it seems to me that when it gets
fixed is anyone's guess as it has been broken for some time now.


Hi :)
Both programs use the same default format and since both can be
installed alongside each othe (but you'll need the wiki guide to help
do so).

So it should be reasonably possible to use LibreOffice to write the
document and then OpenOffice to read and print it.

Also given the pace of development in LibreOffice it seem likely that
it could be fixed reasonably soon, especially if the bug-report makes
it clear it's something that is already fixed in AOO.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 25 February 2014 16:17, Uli <> wrote:
Am 25.02.2014 09:22, schrieb Alex Thurgood:

Le 24/02/2014 15:56, Cliff Scott a écrit :

Hi Cliff,

Part of the issue is that the Calibre Light font in the frame that goes
partially across both columns is not found by LO as a separate font from
Calibre. For some reason LO after ver 4.0.5 does not parse the Calibre
font properly. I had this back in 4.1.3, 4.1.4 and now also 4.1.5. The
problem was discussed on this list back in November and a work around was
found, but that doesn't change the problem with 4.2.1. LO 4.1.5 handles
unrecognized font just fine and the text still fits in the frame with the
substitution of what ever font LO comes up with, but 4.2.1 displays it
so it extends outside the frame and still has the problem with not
recognizing the font. I can make it fit by resizing the frame
but then the other text is push around and doesn't fit properly on the
I was really hoping that the font recognizing problem would be fixed in
4.2.1, but obviously not. The problem is a known bug and I added my 2
to it on the bugtracker back in November. It doesn't make sense to me
the same document would load differently in the two versions since they
the same user preferences.

The problem with font weight recognition in certain fonts is a known
bug, but I can't remember the issue number at the moment. I saw it being
discussed on one of the IRC channels the other day. No idea, when or
whether it will be fixed though.


Maybe it's similar to Bug 68467? It's about Frutiger font, but have a look
at the attachments, which show the faults.


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