Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 70373
Something wrong with fonts in OpenOffice GUI
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
The fonts used in the OpenOffice GUI are really ugly. It looks like they aren't
hinted or something.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start OpenOffice writer
2.Look at the font used for the menu
Actual Results: The font is barely legible. Looks like the hinting is disabled.
Expected Results: Something looking better!
OpenOffice must include it's own renderer as the same fonts display ok
non-anti-alised in gtk 1.4 applications. Was an option left out by mistake?
By default, OpenOffice looks for a font called "Andale Sans UI". When the font's
not there, as is the case in limbo, it chooses something else which happens to
Here is how to fix the UI font problem:
1- Go to Tools/Options/Font Replacement
2- Check the "Apply replacement table" box
3- Replace "Andale Sans UI" with "Helvetica" and check "Always" and "Screen".
(the font names have to be typed in, as they won't appear in the list)
Can this be integrated already set up in the rpm?
I've replaced the font with Nimbus Sans L, which makes it look like the Gnome2
apps. It's even anti-aliased. Helvetica didn't look very good on my pc (but
I'm not talking about the default font used in the document window (although
that needs fixing too...). I'm talking about the font that is used in the UI
(the menus, dialog boxes, etc.). It doesn't antialias fonts used in the UI, so
Nimbus Sans L doesn't look good there. For the document font, Nimbus Sans L is
great, but for the UI, helvetica gives it the same look as the gtk 1 apps.
I'm talking about the UI fonts too. They're certainly anti-aliased here. I
haven't done anything special, so I don't know why it's different for you.
openoffice-1.0.1-4 will have this fixed.
Now, what are the preferences for the default document font (for various
locales, the UI font needs to be different for different localizations too).
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 68953 ***