Bug 32929 - "Use system font for user interface" ignored
Summary: "Use system font for user interface" ignored
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.0 RC2
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-01-08 20:58 UTC by ariel cornejo
Modified: 2012-02-22 23:08 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description ariel cornejo 2011-01-08 20:58:38 UTC
Even though "Use system font for user interface" is checked in Tools > Options > LibreOffice > View, LO shows what seems to be DejaVu Sans in menus and dialogs.

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick), and the Application Font is set to the new "Ubuntu" font, which shows up in Writer's font picker and is displayed correctly inside a document.

Help > About LibreOffice says:
LibreOffice 3.3.0 
OOO330m18 (Build:4)
tag libreoffice-, Ubuntu package 1:3.3.0~rc2-3maverick1
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-01-08 23:06:00 UTC
NOT Reproducible with "LibreOffice 3.3.0 RC2 - WIN7  Home Premium (64bit) German UI  [OOO330m18 (build]". To be honest, I can't tess what might be the "System font" and the "Non System Font", I see that the view of the menu bar changes when I check / uncheck that option.

Linux specific?
Comment 2 ariel cornejo 2011-01-08 23:16:08 UTC
The feature works fine in RC1 - the fonts change as soon as I click the Ok
button in the Options dialog. Also, when the checkbox is cleared, LibreOffice
3.3 RC1 uses DejaVu Sans at a smaller size, which looks a lot better.

Rainer: Apparently. I used RC2 - WinXP on Friday at work, and it used the customary MS Sans Serif. Since I was unaware of the issue, I didn't try to change it.
Comment 3 Norbert Thiebaud 2011-01-09 00:11:09 UTC
Reproduced on Gentoo + kde4

The system font is not taken into account, regardless of which font is picked as system font.
Comment 4 Michael Meeks 2011-01-10 01:36:04 UTC
This does not sound like a regression, and should not be a blocker - it neither crashes the system nor makes it unusable in any real way; it also appears to be KDE specific. We are not holding the release for this :-)
OTOH - we could fix it for 3.3.1 if people care passionately etc.
Comment 5 ariel cornejo 2011-06-09 22:47:10 UTC
This works again (for me), in 3.3.2:

Help > About LibreOffice:
LibreOffice 3.3.2 
OOO330m19 (Build:202)
tag libreoffice-, Ubuntu package 1:3.3.2-1ubuntu2~maverick1
Comment 6 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-06-09 23:21:21 UTC
WFM due to comment 5.
Please feel free to reopen this bug if you find out that the problem still exists with the current stable LibreOffice version (3.4.0 or later).
Comment 7 alejacop 2012-02-22 23:08:22 UTC
The bug is still there in LibreOffice 3.4.3 OOO340m1 (Build: 302) provided by Debian Squeeze backports. I am using the XFCE DE. The bug is critical when using large monitors: it makes reading menus and dialog boxes really hard.