Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124440
OO displays incorrect fonts
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:43 EST
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 Vera Serif
Bitstream Vera Sans
Bitstream Vera Sans Mono
Courier 10 Pitch
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core upgraded from 1 to 2
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open OOWriter
2. Choose language: 'Polish'
3. Choose font: 'Luxi Sans'
4. Type in Polish characters
Characters in an other font than the one currently selected, or blank
Characters in the same font.
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.
Created attachment 100596 [details]
Screenshot showing described behavior.
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.
In current 1.1.2 versions, PL, CZ, and HU use Nimbus family before
they use Luxi fonts... Can you test please? Thanks.
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).
Is this still a problem with the 1.1.2-10.fc2 update in Fedora Core 2?
fix + no response => assume its ok :-), reopen (and attach a sample .sxw that
shows the problem if possible) if still broken with latest updates.