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Thanks you for the prompt reply Girvin.

The replacement table is empty at the moment; any font replacements/
substitutions are happening due to defaults.

I did find the X11 font table but Fedora uses Wayland instead of X11
as the display manager so it may not show up in Gnome, and hence to
Libre Office. None of the common fonts seem to be in the fonts.alias
table in the X11/dpi100 font directory.

I didn't know there is a font database; I'll have to look that up and
see if it helps.

I might have to install Apache Open Office but that would be a
significant business risk if I screw up and lose the existing LO
version because of the management of the drawing inserts.


On Sat, 2020-10-10 at 14:07 -0700, Girvin Herr wrote:

I am using Slackware Linux 14.2 (k4.4.227).

Do you have any font substitutions in LO's Options > LibreOffice >
 > Replacement table?

Note that "/usr/share/fonts/century-schoolbook/" is not a standard
font directory. Xorg probably does not have this directory in its
of font directories to search. That may be why LO cannot find it. I 
found it in "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/" as ncen*.pcf.gz. It is listed
the fonts.dir plain text file in that directory. If the font path is
in the X font directory search list, then X cannot supply it to LO.
suggest to place it in the correct directory or add the 
century-schoolbook directory to X's font directory list. To do that,
you have an xorg.conf file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf YMMV), look for the 
"FontPath" entries and add your path to it.

Another option is to run the font database manager, but I use that
little, I have forgotten how to do it.

I just checked and discovered my LibreOffice does not have 
Century Schoolbook listed either. However, my Apache OpenOffice
does have a "Century Schoolbook L" font listed. This implies that
if the font is in the correct directory, as in my case, LO is
it for some reason. Are you sure there is no entry in your font 
replacement table?
So, another option might be to install AOO and see if that works
for you.


Girvin Herr

On 10/10/20 12:34 PM, John wrote:
I have a several chapters of a book that were originally composed
using an earlier version of LibreOffice using what I believe was
"Century Schoolbook" font.  Now when I call them in for editing,
font is shown in italics as "Times New Roman" with the note "The
current font is not available and will be substituted".

This is giving me a serious problem since the book contains many
drawings and framed images and these get re-flowed due to the
difference in the absolute height of the font being substituted.
some cases the drawings are pages away from their correct location
have to be towed back, which is time consuming and creates some
problems too.

I checked and the Century Schoolbook font is installed where
in the /usr/share/fonts/century-schoolbook/ directory.

I have not been able to figure out which font is being used for
substitution, nor why the correct font cannot be found.

Can anyone help?

    Linux Fedora 32 - workstation

I am on a back level of Libre Office because we have hundreds of
drawings in use in the .eps format that is no longer supported by
on newer releases.

Thanks in advance for any help!



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