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Do the documents you want to edit contain any fonts other than "Century Schoolbook", i.e. contain only a single font.

With the documents I edit from various sources I just select-all and change the font to Arial which I use throughout.


On 05/11/2020 08:01, John wrote:
I have tried your suggestion several times, with possible changes, and
the font always shows in italics at the head of editor screen.

To clarify, the correct font, named Century PS Pro in this
incarnation, is available on the font options list when editing a

BUT the incoming text documents were created on previous versions of
Libre Office, or may have been imported from Open Office, Textmaker or
Word Perfect, and show the name of the font as known to those
programmes, ie "Century Schoolbook" so the font name shows in

So, I went to the Replacement table in Libre Office and set "font
Century Schoolbook, replace with Century PS Pro" (which showed up as a
choice on the drop down menu) and ticked the "always" box and "apply
replacement table" and OK.  These settings are retained between
restarts of Libre Office..

But when I load a document for editing, Century Schoolbook still shows
up in italics as the active font.  If I then start to edit and click
"Insert | Special Character" I get a very limited number of Latin
special characters and a group of Sinhala glyphs.  It is quite
possible to change the Latin subset of characters but Libre Office
always reverts to Sinhala when you return to editing the document. By
experiment, if the font is recognized by LO then the correct special
character substitution table is presented.

The actual font in use seems to be correct in that the characters look
"right" and all the metrics (height, spacing, leading, etc) work out
as expected.

I could possibly provide a soft link to the correct name but I'm
afraid of blowing up something else that I haven't thought about

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

On Sun, 2020-10-11 at 12:29 +1300, Steve Edmonds wrote:

I also had a similar issue because the name of the font changed with
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
list in LibreOffice. A solution here could be to use the system
installer tool, go to /usr/share/fonts/century-schoolbook/ directory
try to install the fonts. The installer will either install the
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,
copy fonts here as a backup when they are installed and it means I
always get back to fonts used in old documents even after an OS
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
Xorg font directory. Xorg probably does not have this directory in
list of font directories to search. That may be why LO cannot find
I found it in "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/" as ncen*.pcf.gz. It is
in the fonts.dir plain text file in that directory. If the font
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
if you have an xorg.conf file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf YMMV), look for
"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
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
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
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 and
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 LO
on newer releases.

Thanks in advance for any help!



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