Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 163591
Bad font substitutions
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:10 EST
Description of problem:
With the test update of openoffice.org, font substitutions are handled very
badly. This is a regression since 1.9.112-1.1.0.fc4.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the attached font
2. Start oowriter
3. Type something
Default font is "I used to have a crush on you".
Default font is something a bit more normal!
This font is also substituted for "Times New Roman".
Created attachment 116918 [details]
Created attachment 116926 [details]
source to reproduce this substitution
perhaps bug 163147 is related.
caolanm->davidz: our OOo uses font-config to find font substitutions, OOo can
only use outline fonts so I make a subset of the available fonts and create a
config of outline only. Then with the above font installed the sample code
attached gives the new font as it's best substitution. Can you have a look and
see if there's a solution ?
caolanm->twaugh: is this still the case with 1.9.122-3 ?
I installed this package on FC4:
and that seems to fix the problem, yes.
alternative fontconfig stuff seems to avoid this problem them. Fixed rawhide,
and we'll push a fc4 update in the next week or two.