Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 71386
OpenOffice.org 1.0.1 menu font has poor legibility
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:28 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.5 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020712
Description of problem:
Nothing to say: default font is bad!
Even worse is that I can not figure out from were I might adjust OpenOffice.org
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Install OpenOffice.org 1.0.1 and try to run it under KDE.
Actual Results: Unreadable menu fonts.
Expected Results: No problem with fonts.
I installed all sorts of fonts I managed to find on RedHat Limbo II.
rpm -qa|grep openoffice
rpm -qa|grep kde
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 68953 ***
With RedHat Beta Null I still have this problem:
Under the Tools -> Options dialog, you will find Font Replacement. The standard
font replacement table has Andale Sans UI being replaced by Luxi Sans. If you
can find a better sans font than Luxi, (perhaps a true-type one), then use it.
You can change or disable the font substitution to get a better result.
If you don't have access to a better font you can scale the existing one by 120%
to get a more legible rendition. Under Tools -> options, select View and adjust
the "scale" window from 100% up to 120%.
What are the actual UI fonts OOo is using?
Font replacement menu default settings:
Fonts with letter 'a':
Have you rm -rf ~/.sversionrc ~/.openoffice during the upgrade?
Without that most of the changes which went in between 1.0.1-3 and 1.0.1-7
don't take any effect. From the pictures it looks like you're actually using
Andale Sans UI -> Mincho font replacement (or with no replacement for some
reason you get this by default).
For latin languages newer ooffice scripts will default to Luxi Sans as UI font,
which looks completely different than on your pictures.
After rm -rf ~/.openoffice this menu issue has resolved:
*** Bug 81631 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Please try current OOo 1.1.0, and reopen if problem still occurs