Bug 104667 - Font substitution mechanism for import formats
Summary: Font substitution mechanism for import formats
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Font-Substitution
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Reported: 2016-12-14 08:12 UTC by Christoph Schäfer
Modified: 2019-05-12 14:21 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Font replacement Scribus (15.91 KB, image/png)
2016-12-18 07:04 UTC, Christoph Schäfer

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Description Christoph Schäfer 2016-12-14 08:12:33 UTC
It would help to improve file import if LibreOffice could provide a font substitution mechanism that would ask for an appropriate replacement font.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2016-12-16 21:03:12 UTC
The replacement table in Options - Fonts is not enough?
Comment 2 Christoph Schäfer 2016-12-17 05:48:18 UTC
(In reply to Buovjaga from comment #1)
> The replacement table in Options - Fonts is not enough?

No, not at all. There are hundreds of thousands documents of all kind out there using thousands of fonts. You cannot know beforehand what font a specific document uses. This isn't necessarily a problem with Office documents, where one can use replacements with the same font metrics, e.g. Liberation Serif instead of Times New Roman, but a serious one with DTP and drawing files like PUB, PM65, or CDR. Thus, the replacement has to be conscious decision by the user upon import of a document.

There should be an option to make this replacement permanent, of course.
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2016-12-17 10:41:33 UTC
Ok, please describe, how this feature would work in practice and then we can throw it to the design dogs to chew on.
Comment 4 Christoph Schäfer 2016-12-18 07:04:19 UTC
Created attachment 129740 [details]
Font replacement Scribus
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2016-12-18 09:17:00 UTC
The proposal is open for volunteers https://design.blog.documentfoundation.org/2016/10/21/dealing-with-missing-fonts/
Comment 6 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-12-18 10:25:56 UTC
(In reply to Christoph Schäfer from comment #4)
> Created attachment 129740 [details]
> Font replacement Scribus

In addition to the font substitution dialog that appears when opening a document in scribus[1], the options dialog also has a dedicated section of the list of font substitutions[2].

1. https://www.scribus.net/svn/Scribus/branches/Version14x/Scribus/scribus/doc/en/images/font-subst.png

2. https://www.scribus.net/svn/Scribus/branches/Version14x/Scribus/scribus/doc/en/images/fontpref2.png

(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #5)
> The proposal is open for volunteers
> https://design.blog.documentfoundation.org/2016/10/21/dealing-with-missing-
> fonts/

Guess we can use this bug report as reference bug report to oversee the various aspects of the proposal.
Comment 7 Heiko Tietze 2018-09-11 09:31:27 UTC
Removing needsUX since input has been given. Would be a nice GSoC project, or rather some.
Comment 8 kellnerp@earthlink.net 2019-05-12 13:50:46 UTC
bug 96872 has a related issue.