Fonts are not rendered correctly. They look very jagged. This is severe enough to make LibreOffice pretty much unusable. All other applications on my system render fonts correctly. I am using Ubuntu 10.04 and have an LCD monitor.
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I have (possibly) the same problem, linux mint (ubuntu based) x64, both in Libreoffice 3.3.2 and Libreoffice 3.4.3.
It looks like a problem with font spacing. The distant between letters is quite uneven. It kinda looks like mini-spaces are inserted in the middle of words. See attached screenshot comparing with gedit.
It looks okay if export to PDF is used and then viewed in Adobe Reader. See screenshot.
"Use printer metrics for document formatting" does seem to help a bit. Still, it's not quite right even with it enabled.
Created attachment 55914 [details]
Writer vs gedit
screenshot comparing font rendering in Writer and gedit with the same font and text
Created attachment 55915 [details]
Writer vs Adobe Reader (export as pdf)
Screenshot comparing font rendering in Writer and Adobe Reader after exporting to PDF.
I can confirm that this happens in Windows as well (has been for some time). It's especially bad with Times New Roman and anything involving "r".
Exporting the same document to PDF has correct spacing for the characters.
I haven't did thorough investigation, but seems like specific problem with Ubuntu based system. Perhaps it's been reported on upstream or https://launchpad.net/ubuntu ?
(In reply to comment #8)
> I haven't did thorough investigation, but seems like specific problem with
> Ubuntu based system. Perhaps it's been reported on upstream or
> https://launchpad.net/ubuntu ?
As I said, I see this on Windows as well.
@Jon, I think this bug reported against Linux (Ubuntu based) only.
Should be different problem on Windows, which I didn't see so far. Perhaps you should open new bug report for problem against Windows.
I can confirm that I can see any files by LO much better with Windows & PCLinuxOS, than with Ubuntu.
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(In reply to vastevaste from comment #4)
> I have (possibly) the same problem, linux mint (ubuntu based) x64, both in
> Libreoffice 3.3.2 and Libreoffice 3.4.3.
> It looks like a problem with font spacing. The distant between letters is
> quite uneven. It kinda looks like mini-spaces are inserted in the middle of
> words. See attached screenshot comparing with gedit.
> It looks okay if export to PDF is used and then viewed in Adobe Reader. See
> "Use printer metrics for document formatting" does seem to help a bit.
> Still, it's not quite right even with it enabled.
The original report was never confirmed, I'll close as WFM. Original reporter is free to change back to UNCONFIRMED, if they still experience the problem.
The problem in comment 4 is dealt with in bug 88991.