One hour ago I tested LibreOffice 6.1.1 in Ubuntu 18.04.1. I have a document of 116 pages and the first thing I noticed is a problem with fonts. Which is not present in LibreOffice Writer 188.8.131.52 in Ubuntu 16.04.5. Both operating systems are installed in the same machine, my machine, an HP Envy 17-s151nr with 12 GB RAM and two hard disks of 2 TB each. The problem is that a text that was in blue, Arial 10 with a paragraph color gray in Writer 6.1.1 appeared as if the height of the font were trimmed. The other problem that I saw is that the fonts available are not the ones that we use in the West but there were fonts described in English at left and on the right pictorial elements used in languages like Pakistani, Hindu, etc. I could not find Arial in the list of Writer 6.1.1 available fonts.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a Writer document in LibreOffice 6.1.1 that was prepared in a previous version, the last version of Office Writer I can say is stable is 184.108.40.206
2. You will see for yourself what I described in the description
I expected LibreOffice Writer 6.1.1 to behave as version 220.127.116.11
User Profile Reset: No
I will attach a Writer document of two or three pages where you can check the bug in Writer 6.1.1.
I am no longer in Ubuntu 18.04.1 where LibreOffice 6.1.1 is installed. I am now in Ubuntu 16.04.5 with LibreOffice 18.104.22.168. I will append below the About info since this is the Writer version that works flawlessly:
Build ID: 1:6.0.6-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2;
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
I will switch to Ubuntu 18.04.1 and use LibreOffice Writer 6.1.1 and send an attachment containing the pages as shown in Writer 22.214.171.124 and 6.1.1 so you can see what I described in the description.
Created attachment 144887 [details]
Writer document prepared with version 126.96.36.199
I will attach a screen capture of the same document as seen with Writer 6.1.1 so you can see the distortion generated by 6.1.1 version.
Created attachment 144888 [details]
Screen capture of two pages doc prepared with 188.8.131.52 as seen by 6.1.1
Screen capture of first page of interest
Created attachment 144889 [details]
Screen capture of first page prepared with 184.108.40.206 as seen by 6.1.1
Attachment 144888 [details] was attached by error. Dismiss please this attachment.
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Screen capture of second page prepared with 220.127.116.11 as seen by 6.1.1
Created attachment 144891 [details]
List of fonts available in Writer 6.1.1
The screen capture shows the list of fonts available in Writer version 6.1.1. I do not understand why those fonts are appearing if the locale is defined as English US.
Help > About shows the following:
Build ID: 1:6.1.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo3
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3;
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded
Created attachment 144892 [details]
Screen capture of page 12 of the original document in 18.104.22.168
This screen capture shows page 12 of the original document prepared with Writer 22.214.171.124. The document is 116 pages long. Compare this with attachment 144889 [details] which shows this page as seen by version 6.1.1. Notice that 6.1.1 shows document as 113 pages long, such is the distortion produced by the faulty font behaviour.
Not reproducible for me with LibreOffice 6.1.1 from Ubuntu PPA under Ubuntu 18.04 x86-64.
That said there is a bug in the Liberation font provided by Ubuntu 18.04. See https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=117411
and its workaround.
Best regards. JBF
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 117411 ***