Re: [tdf-discuss] New "LibreOffice Reader" Eliminates Need for "PDF Reader"
Le 2011-06-24 14:34, Robert Derman a écrit :
Charles H. Schultz has informed us that the OASIS group has no intention
of embedding fonts for v.1.2, 1.3 or any future versions, so getting the
same type of fidelity from a LibreOffice Reader will not be possible. In
this case, if one were to wish to print from the LibO Reader, if the
font used in the document is absent from the system, then the system
would look for the closest approximate font to the original font.
On 24/06/2011 03:59, Marc Paré wrote: The initial use of the
"LibreOffice Reader" would be just a plain reader, the challenge
after this would be to try to build as much document fidelity into it
as possible. Again, with the hopes to rival .pdf fidelity. Maybe once
all the devs put their heads together, they may come up with some way
to do this. Let's not forget that the Djvu people accomplished this
to some extent. If we were to work at it we could surprise everyone.
There is always the possibility of submitting any changes to the ODF,
that could enhance the formats, through the possible channels at the
ISO and OASIS of which we are members.
As Andrea states, the point about PDF is that it 'locks in' the
format of a document, allowing it to be displayed or printed
everywhere as the user intended. All other formats created by word
processors, including MS Office and LibO, will display and print
differently on different computers, depending for example on the
specific printer a user has installed. I doubt that this is something
that could readily be fixed by tweaking ODF, it's fundamental to the
way all word processors work. I also believe that any diversion of
scarce DEV effort would inevitably move the focus further away from
fixing the many bugs still in LibO, which would be counter-productive.
Right now LibreOffice is capable of creating PDF files. Which leads
me to believe that creating a reader for ODF and at some point giving
ODF some of the capabilities of PDF couldn't be all that difficult.
So, getting the same quality of print from a LibreOffice Reader would
not be possible without having the font embedded in the file. I still
think that a LibreOffice Reader would be useful for those who do not
have the LibreOffice suite installed on their machine. This would give
the user the choice of using the reader to view the file without the
need of the full-blown suite and without having the need to use the
Acrobat Reader. Again, our user base and the fact that our reader would
be created in-house would be enough to give the LibreOffice Reader
enough impetuous for adoption by our users and non-users of the suite.
I think supplying a LibreOffice Reader is just as important as providing
the plugins needed for viewing files in a browser (LibreOffice
Tools->Internet->Browser plug-in). Providing tools to popularize our
distro is important.
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Re: [tdf-discuss] New "LibreOffice Reader" Eliminates Need for "PDF Reader" · Marc Paré
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