Created attachment 44709 [details]
Screenshot of character formatting with Kallos ITC
I'm using Kallos ITC family and in this family six fonts exists:
Kallos ITC Book
Kallos ITC Book Italic
Kallos ITC Medium
Kallos ITC Medium Italic
Kallos ITC Bold
Kallos ITC Bold Italic
Linux shows the fonts as:
user12@pc:~$ fc-list | grep Kallos
Kallos ITC:style=Bold Italic
Kallos ITC:style=Medium Italic
Kallos ITC:style=Book Italic
1) LibreOffice shows Kallos ITC Medium as Regular in font selection (picture)!
2) If i create a textdocument with a text formatted as Kallos ITC Medium and Kallos ITC Medium italic and reopens in LibreOffice the charcater settings are reset to Kallos ITC Book
LibreOffice does not remmber the font settings.
Seems to be the same as openoffice bug from 2007: http://openoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=82986
Font pack can be send to tester for testing only if desired.
Bugfix is important.
LibreOffice should support komplex font families and handle the character formatting with thes fonts.
It would be useless for professionell office work with missing font support.
Same problem in 3.3.2
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Bug still exists in:
Tested on Ubuntu 11.04 x64
Problem exists on
Linux KUbuntu 11.04 x64
I can verify with another ITC OpenType font:
I have _many_ ITC fonts on my Ubuntu/Debian system (way too many to list here), and for the most part I can select them in LO (188.8.131.52). For example, if I select an ITC .otf font galliard:
$ locate galliard
As you can see, the only galliard fonts on this system are .otf.
In LO 3.5 (via Format|Character) I can select ITC Galliard:
I made a file with each font selection, took a screenshot & added it to the file, saved the file, closed LO and reopened LO and the file.
Before saving I noticed that the bolding seemed to be backwards (with bold selected the font appears normal, with bold unselected from LO icon the font appears bold).
After saving I noticed (in addition to the bolding) when checking Format|Charater:
- Italic changed UltraItalic
- Roman changed to Ultra
It is repeatable & I'll add a pdf and odt of the document.
 LibreOffice 184.108.40.206
Build ID: 235ab8a-3802056-4a8fed3-2d66ea8-e241b8
Created attachment 62116 [details]
PDF of galliard test document
Created attachment 62117 [details]
ODT of galliard test document.
Problem still exists in LibreOffice 220.127.116.11 with Linux Debian 6 x64
Forgot information about sys for previous comment:
LibreOffice 18.104.22.168 Build ID e29a214
My problem with font described in 1) and 2) still exists in:
Libreoffice Version 22.214.171.124 (Build ID: 5b93205)
Debian 6 x64, KDE 4.8.4
1) Kallos ITC Bold is displayed as Bold
Kallos ITC Medium is displayed as Standard
2) Formatting for Kallos ITC Medium is reset to Kallos ITC Book
Bug confirmed for
Libreoffice 126.96.36.199 Build-ID: 1c1366bba2ba2b554cd2ca4d87c06da81c05d24
Debian 7.2 x64, KDE 4.8.4
Bug mentioned in https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35538#c13 confirmed for LbreOffice 188.8.131.52 Build-ID: 63150712c6d317d27ce2db16eb94c2f3d7b699f8
on Debian 7.5 x64 KDE
Created attachment 101641 [details]
PDF of with Kallos formatted ODT (expected result)
Formatted with Kallos ITC as it should really be after opening ODT with LibreOffice
Created attachment 101642 [details]
PDF of with Kallos formatted ODT (real result)
This PDF shows that LibreOffice lost format of text KallosITCMedium after reopening ODT
Confirmed for Libreoffice Version: 184.108.40.206 Build-ID: 3fd416d4c6db7d3204c17ce57a1d70f6e531ee21
on Debian 7.7 x64 with KDE 4.8.4
Same problem of loosing formatting after saving and reopening document.
LibreOffice 220.127.116.11 Build-ID: 430m0(Build:2)
KDE 4.14.2 on Debian 7 Testing
I have been experiencing what I believe to be the same problem described in this bug with LibreOffice versions 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124.
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Libreoffice 5.2 x64
Version: 126.96.36.199 Build-ID: 1:5.2.3~rc1-4~bpo8+1
Debian 8.6 x64 KDE 4.14.2
Build ID: 430m0(Build:2)
Debian 8.6 x64 KDE 4.14.2
is this something that touches your work on fonts/rendering, maybe? Thanks!
Subject: Re: [tdf-discuss] Libnreoffice Writer (3.x, 4.x, 5.x) on Linux
looses font formt after repening document
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2016 19:49:19 +0100
From: GwenDragon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Cor Nouws <email@example.com>
On Wed, 9 Nov 2016, at 13:23:34 [GMT +0100] (which was 13:23 where I
live) Cor wrote:
> Now that I'm writing this: there is some changes ongoing in font
> handling at the moment. Can you try a fresh daily build maybe?
Unfortunately the daily 5.3 dev build did not find the Type 1 fonts.
The fonts are not shown in fonts list/dropdown.
Created attachment 128639 [details]
Screen recording (GIF) showing loss of font format with font family Kallos
Shows that the previous set font style of Kallos ITC Medium is reset after saving and reopening document.
This might be related to the fact that we don’t handle fonts that has more than four styles R/B/I/BI quite well. But that is related to font selection not layout.
Indeed, LibreOffice doesn't handle fonts that has more than four styles R/B/I/BI quite well. I don't know for Linux, but Windows and macOS (since LO 4.1) use platform dependent handling.
LibreOffice on Windows use traditional GDI handling, LibreOffice on macOS use CoreText (and, probably, incorrectly, as the styles names are localised). See my Bug 69881 for LibreOffice 4.1, still valid for 5.3. And the numerous duplicates of Bug 69254.
Setting Assignee back to default. Please assign it back to yourself if you're
still working on this issue
*** Bug 72944 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 69254 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 101905 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 89242 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 79726 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 69881 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 68889 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 72938 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 100835 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 87288 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 98596 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 105298 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 83006 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 93157 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 95816 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Even if this problem apparently is present on all platforms, the actual font enumeration code is still platform-specific, so separate fixes might well be needed for macOS, Windows, and Linux.
The font enumeration and UI aspect is just one part of the issue. What apparently hasn't been taken into consideration at all in the comments above is how to handle the "extra" styles in the document formats, in a backward-compatible way, so that the document wouldn't break horribly if opened in another application reading the same format, or in an older version of LibreOffice. Far from trivial.
But the documents are already "breaking horribly" because of platform-specific handling…
Actually, I take my previous comment back. It was pointed out to me that even if the toolbar just has a typeface selector and the B and I buttons, in the right-click:Character...:Font dialog there is a separate "Style" selector (sadly called "Typeface" on the Mac), and with that one can select any of the styles the typeface is available in. For instance, for the Overpass typeface, "Thin Italic".
See my further comments in https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=69254#c32
I organized the bugs this way:
Bug 35538 (this bug)
bug 69254 (CoreText bugs - Mac)
bug 72944 (future DirectWrite implementation - Windows)
bug 98596 (FontConfig bugs - Linux)
bug 105298 (cross-platform bugs)
Bug 35538 (this bug)
bug 103596 (future Variable Fonts implementation)
*** Bug 112857 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 119116 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created attachment 153410 [details]
Screenshot of Style Editor showing the wrong font variant name
This dialogue belongs to the Heading 2 style, but that is probably unimportant
LibreOffice 188.8.131.52, Ubuntu Linux 19.04:
After adding the Futura font to my system and refreshing the font cache, only the general font name 'Futura' appears in the font selection dropdown in the main UI of Writer. Not the variant weights (see below)
A .docx-file featuring the Medium font weight, seems to convert the sections using the Medium variant to the Condensed ExtraBold variant.
I have not tested what happens if another File Format is used to save the file.
When I open the style editor to edit the Heading 2 style, I do see the weights, but one of the variants has the wrong name.
Variants in Font:
- Condensed Medium
- Condensed ExtraBold
Variants shown in Style Editor (see screenshot)
- Condensed Medium
- Condensed ExtraBold
Note that my default language is English
The two Chinese characters are Zhong Hei (middle black), which might translate to 'Medium Black'. I'm no expert in Chinese, so I can only take a guess.
Thank you in advance for fixing this annoying bug.