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On 02/16/2015 11:50 AM, Tom Williams wrote:
On 02/16/2015 04:56 AM, Italo Vignoli wrote:
On 16/02/2015 13:22, Maurice wrote:
On Sun, 15 Feb 2015 12:09:59 -0800, Tom Williams wrote:

  I don't have Calibri installed,
If you have Windows on the same PC you can get Linux to clone it to

If not, try Googling on: calibri download linux
Please do mind that Calibri is a Microsoft proprietary font strictly
connected to a Windows/MS Office license, which cannot be used if you do
not have such a license. This is clearly stated in the Windows/MS Office
EULA. LibreOffice offers a Calibri replacement, Carlito, which has a
free font license and can therefore be downloaded and installed on every
operating system without infringing the license.

Thanks for everyone for the replies.  :)   I did install the Carlito
font.  :)    However, I'm still looking for a way to see which
substitute font Writer chose, if that's possible.    MS Word appears to
support this, as indicated in this article:

Is there a way to determine which font Writer uses as the substitute font?




There is a way to define which font substitutes for which fonts. Tool>Options>LibreOffice>Fonts has a substitute table option to define the substitutions.

As for which font is automatically used if you do not have a document font installed, I have not seen where it will show which one is used. I am told that there is some system that will look for the best font that is installed, which looks most like the one needed. If you have a free substitute font, like the one that is "defined" for replacing Calibri and other proprietary MS fonts.

It is nice to have MS Core fonts available for Linux, but some of the newer ones are being work on for very similar free version. There are a lot of online sources for free fonts and lists for which free fonts looks like which paid/proprietary fonts. I have seen some version update "notes" stating that LibreOffice has various new fonts being installed with these new versions. I know that there is a lot of interest to make sure LO has the best free fonts available to make viewing/editing MS Office documents with less and less font substitution issues. For those that LO does not have as part of their install, you can always find the best free substitute fonts, for Linux and Windows, from online sources. I have over 100,000 fonts in my font folders, most specialty fonts though. I found that there are a lot of great fonts out there that are so similar to paid fonts, that you will not have any document issues. You just have to look for them. Googling for the substitute font is really the best way to start your search though.

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