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Re: [tdf-discuss] LibreOffice should have own "LibreOfficeFont"
- Subject: Re: [tdf-discuss] LibreOffice should have own "LibreOfficeFont"
- From: "Mirek M." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 22:33:51 +0100
- To: email@example.com
2010/12/6 Zaphod Feeblejocks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Personally I would like to see active discouragement of the use of
> > Times New Roman, Georgia, Verdana, Arial, Calibri, Cambia, etc. as
> > they are restricted to Microsoft product use only, resulting in
> > impossible verbatim compatibility.
> My concern is this:
> Several years ago I started using Garamond on almost everything - long
> before I knew is
> was MS. I have many old documents that use it. I have Garamond installed
> on Ubuntu for
> that reason.
> I can easily use jGaramond and tell Writer at my end to subsitute Garamond
> However, if I send a document to a Windows user they probably do not have
> jGaramond. If
> I have selected jGaramond at my end, it is likely to be rendered as Times
> New Roman at
> the reciever.
> An easy way to specify:
> 1- font to use at my end;
> 2- preferred replacement font, if (1) is not available would be good.
The problem with this is that
a) you can never know what fonts the reader will have installed (e.g. if you
used Calibri and the replacement font is Arial, Linux users won't get either
b) you will have to make sure your document looks good with both original
and replaced fonts
I think a better solution would be to:
a) offer to download and install missing open-source fonts (using
open-source fonts would be an advantage here): quick mockup at
b) replace fonts with fonts the same typeface (serif, sans-serif, mono) and
as similar metrics as possible (this might already be the current way of
Also, if the user options to do so, instead of installing fonts on the
machine, how about just automatically pulling them off the internet, and
when the user is done with the document, simply deleting them?
This would make it effortless to view a document with various open-source
fonts that you don't have installed on your system.
- kinda like the way I tell my phone to use Meteor when in Ireland, and if
> that is not
> available, to use O2.
> If this is already possible, please reply politely to tell me to RTFM and
> I'll be quiet!
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|Re: [tdf-discuss] LibreOffice should have own "LibreOfficeFont"||"Ivan M." <email@example.com>|
|[tdf-discuss] LibreOffice should have own "LibreOfficeFont"||Mateusz Zasuwik <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Re: [tdf-discuss] LibreOffice should have own "LibreOfficeFont"||Claus Agerskov <email@example.com>|
|Re: [tdf-discuss] LibreOffice should have own "LibreOfficeFont"||Michael Wheatland <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Re: [tdf-discuss] LibreOffice should have own "LibreOfficeFont"||Zaphod Feeblejocks <email@example.com>|
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