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Re: [tdf-discuss] Libnreoffice Writer (3.x, 4.x, 5.x) on Linux looses font formt after repening document


On 11/09/2016 06:54 AM, GwenDragon wrote:
Hello list,

LibreOffice has a bug and does not read character formatting correctly
after reopening document. Some font formatting is reset to Standard.
I reported such bugs (for OpenOffice, too) many years ago and updated
the reports regularly.

Please read Bug 35538 - "Writer does not remember formatting (font
selection) with complex font families"
https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35538

I knew some users and myself having some font families with different
fonts weights in their office.
We are forced to re-edit after opening the saved document or template.
Using other fonts in document or template is not really a solution as
it breaks Corporate Identity.

I have read this thread's replies, but have a question about what you are talking about.

Are you saying that "Corporate" uses a specific font that has multiple font weights and the person trying to edit it has the font but not the specific weights in the original document? Like "thin" or "light", or using "heavy" instead of "bold" ?

I have had the same issues myself. I was lucky that one client gave me the complete Adobe font set for that specific year's specific set. Yes, there are fonts that I use that has less "weight" options of the client's system, or I have more "weights" and "styles" of the font than the client has in their system.

Years ago, I worked with a PDF package that would embed the needed fonts into the file so the end user would have the specific "specialty fonts" displayed on their system. Many of the specialty fonts were/are not commonly used by others, so they had to come with the PDF file to display or print properly - especially printers tasked to print large volume newsletter printing.

I think there was some "legal" issues that came up with embedding copyright protected fonts, like Adobe's, into a document being shared around to people who did not own the fonts in question. I do not know if it is so now, but I was told not to do this anymore. That is why I use free fonts anymore, including the MS core fonts that are part of the Ubuntu repository.

I still get Word/Writer documents sent to me for editing where I do not have the needed font and cannot afford to but them for my systems. Now I find out what fonts are wanted and see if I have it in my 200,000 font collection folder[s]. [mostly free and replacement fonts in this collection]
What can be done to let the developers know that this is a serious
issue? Money donations?
Please help us.

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Regards
GwenDragon



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