Bug 141095 - A note is needed about font embeddable permissions
Summary: A note is needed about font embeddable permissions
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
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Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: target:7.2.0
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Blocks: HelpGaps-NewFeatures
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Reported: 2021-03-18 10:24 UTC by Mike Kaganski
Modified: 2021-11-30 13:21 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Mike Kaganski 2021-03-18 10:24:43 UTC
LibreOffice only embeds fonts that have a license permission for that [1]. That may create surprise in users when some fonts used in documents don't get embedded.

Our relevant help page [2] could include information about that.

For reference, some pages that MS has dedicated to this are [3], [4].

[1] https://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/core/vcl/source/gdi/embeddedfontshelper.cxx?r=042033f1#211
[2] https://help.libreoffice.org/7.2/en-US/text/shared/01/prop_font_embed.html
[3] https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/about-font-license-restrictions-6be9f366-e722-4751-90a8-165e9c37e985
[4] https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/typography/fonts/font-faq#document-embedding
Comment 1 Olivier Hallot 2021-03-18 11:20:29 UTC
The Font tab of the Document Properties dialog should also inform user on the font licensing.
Comment 2 Commit Notification 2021-03-22 10:00:10 UTC
Olivier Hallot committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


tdf#141095 A note about font embeddable permissions