Created attachment 143698 [details]
Open Office Font List showing "missing" font present
Created attachment 143699 [details]
ScreenShot showing font missing from LibreOffice
Opening a document that contains text using the Gill Sans Shadowed MT Light font renders all use of that font as the default font.
Opening the same document in OpenOffice has no issue with the font.
All other applications (Pages, etc.) properly render the font.
Libreoffice also doesn't show the font on the drop-down font list, either. For example, compare the two screenshots of font lists between OO and LO.
This is not a font under an opensource licence.
I tried downloading it from here:
and the download failed (due to some unspecified leagal reason, or trademark issue).
A similar one sells for 42 Euros plus VAT on this site:
where a mention is made at the bottom of the page that Gill Sans is a trademarked expression.
In other words, it is likely that only licensed distributors (such as Linotype) are legally authorized to offer the font for download.
This will make it difficult, or impossible to confirm your bug report, unless someone has a legally acquired copy of the font.
Please do not post the font to the bug report.
The Gill Sans fonts provided with macOS appear to be the following (from my FontBook):
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 69254 ***
I tested with the Gill Sans Nova fonts package which also includes a Shadowed Light and it is listed in the dialogs as expected.
The Shadowed fonts are in their own typographic family so I would expect them to work properly.
Tested on LO 188.8.131.52 x64 on Windows 7 x64.
I would like to test your fonts to see why they have an issue and mine do not.
Could you please send the fonts directly to my email which you should be able to see.
It is highly unlikely the font police will show up and have an issue with our testing to make sure their products work properly with LibreOffice.
I can confirm that 184.108.40.206 on the Mac does not fix the problem.
I sent you the font. Please let me know if you need anything else.
Thanks for "the font" but I do think we need to test with all the fonts installed.
I think part of the LO fonts problems stem from the family names, etc. not being handled properly.
Please send me the full package of fonts so I can replicate what you had installed.
Specifically which fonts did you have installed?
I sent you my full package of Gills Sans Nova fonts.
Please test on your system.
I had installed just all the regular fonts and the Shadowed Light - and it appeared in the font list.
I did not install all the fonts at once though we may also want to test that too.
I will install the same fonts you had installed and post my results back here.
Once we know how each package works on each of our systems I can examine the font files metadata to see if I can determine why there is an issue.
What I mean by "all the regular fonts" is the regular width and style.
I did not install any of the Condensed, Inline, or Deco fonts.
Just all the regular width fonts from Light to UltraBold with italics,
and the one Shadowed Light font.