Bug 124440 - OO displays incorrect fonts
Summary: OO displays incorrect fonts
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openoffice.org   
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Version: 2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Dan Williams
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Reported: 2004-05-26 16:28 UTC by An. N
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-01-27 16:08:49 UTC
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Screenshot showing described behavior. (6.19 KB, image/png)
2004-05-26 16:29 UTC, An. N
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Description An. N 2004-05-26 16:28:24 UTC
Description of problem:
When using international characters with certain fonts (ie. Luxi
Sans), OO displays them in a font which is different than the one
currently selected, or displays blank characters. I wasn't able to
reproduce this behavior in any other application than OO.
Other popular fonts which produce this problem:
Bitstream Charter
Bitstream Vera Serif
Bitstream Vera Sans
Bitstream Vera Sans Mono
Courier 10 Pitch
Luxi Mono
Luxi Sans
Luxi Serif

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core upgraded from 1 to 2

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open OOWriter
2. Choose language: 'Polish'
3. Choose font: 'Luxi Sans'
4. Type in Polish characters

Actual results:
Characters in an other font than the one currently selected, or blank

Expected results:
Characters in the same font.

Additional info:
Please see the attached file for a screenshot.
My locale is pl_PL, however changing to en_US or pl_PL.UTF-8 did not
solve the problem.

Comment 1 An. N 2004-05-26 16:29:51 UTC
Created attachment 100596 [details]
Screenshot showing described behavior.

Comment 2 Tomas Mraz 2004-09-02 13:26:35 UTC
The problem is that the specified fonts don't contain these accented
However I think that what could be fixed is that the default fonts for
these EE (PL, CZ, HU,...) locales should be changed to something else
than Bitstream Vera. I suggest Nimbus family of fonts as these have
all required characters and they are even similar to Times and Arial.

Comment 3 Dan Williams 2004-09-18 17:13:32 UTC
In current 1.1.2 versions, PL, CZ, and HU use Nimbus family before
they use Luxi fonts...  Can you test please?  Thanks.

Comment 4 An. N 2004-09-30 18:38:24 UTC
Unfortunately I don't have the resources to test it, so I can't help
you out here :(. I solved the problem by copying TTF fonts from my MS
Windows installation (but that, of course, is not a very good workaround).

Comment 5 Dan Williams 2004-11-03 21:43:49 UTC
Is this still a problem with the 1.1.2-10.fc2 update in Fedora Core 2?

Comment 6 Caolan McNamara 2005-01-27 16:08:49 UTC
fix + no response => assume its ok :-), reopen (and attach a sample .sxw that
shows the problem if possible) if still broken with latest updates.

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