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I’m trying to import a Microsoft Word .docx document into Adobe InDesign.
(Please bear with me for a moment, this question is actually about
LibreOffice Writer.) The document is in a Western language and uses Latin
and Cyrillic characters. It uses a couple of character and paragraph
styles, but most of the formatting is specified inline. Although there is
no sign of Arabic in the document, InDesign is mostly picking up the CTL
Font formatting specified in the document instead of the Western Text Font
that it should use.

How can I synchronize the CTL formatting of every bit of text with its
Western formatting throughout a document?

Currently, the text is formatted using a couple of font families and many
combinations of sizes and styles. All the formatting is specified as
Western Text Font, and LibreOffice Writer displays it properly. Each piece
of text, whatever its Western formatting is, specifies that in a CTL
language (such as Arabic) it should be set in Times New Roman Normal 12 pt.

What I want is as follows: If a phrase is set in, for example, Minion Pro
Italic 10pt, make its CTL formatting also Minion Pro Italic 10pt instead of
the default Times New Roman.

In theory, I could use Search & Replace to manually add CTL formatting to
every specific piece of text, but there are just too many different
combinations of font family, style and size.

I’m reading the docs and some forums, but so far have not found anything. I
would appreciate any pointers.

I’m using LibreOffice Still (x64) on Windows 10.


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