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I also had a similar issue because the name of the font changed with an upgrade. I.e "Century Schoolbook" to "Century Schoolbook L", although in my case it wasn't Century Schoolbook.

The first step will be to get the font you need to show in the fonts list in LibreOffice. A solution here could be to use the system font installer tool, go to /usr/share/fonts/century-schoolbook/ directory and try to install the fonts. The installer will either install the fonts where the system wants them or tell you they are already installed.

Restart LO and see if the font is in the font list.

A backup for next time: I have a fonts directory in my home folder, I copy fonts here as a backup when they are installed and it means I cam always get back to fonts used in old documents even after an OS upgrade, assuming you back up this fonts directory.


On 11/10/2020 10:07, Girvin Herr wrote:

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

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

Note that "/usr/share/fonts/century-schoolbook/" is not a standard Xorg font directory. Xorg probably does not have this directory in its list 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 in the fonts.dir plain text file in that directory. If the font path is not in the X font directory search list, then X cannot supply it to LO. I suggest to place it in the correct directory or add the century-schoolbook directory to X's font directory list. To do that, if 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 so 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 4.1.6 does have a "Century Schoolbook L" font listed. This implies that even if the font is in the correct directory, as in my case, LO is omitting 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 better 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 the
"Century Schoolbook" font.  Now when I call them in for editing, the
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. In
some cases the drawings are pages away from their correct location and
have to be towed back, which is time consuming and creates some other
problems too.

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

I have not been able to figure out which font is being used for the
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 line
drawings in use in the .eps format that is no longer supported by LO
on newer releases.

Thanks in advance for any help!



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