Bug 70669 - FILESAVE: LO embeds non-used fonts
Summary: FILESAVE: LO embeds non-used fonts
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 65353
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 71164 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-10-20 13:40 UTC by Maxim Monastirsky
Modified: 2013-11-27 10:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Sample file (LO, Fedora 19 64-bit) (799.73 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2013-10-20 13:40 UTC, Maxim Monastirsky

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Description Maxim Monastirsky 2013-10-20 13:40:00 UTC
Created attachment 87874 [details]
Sample file (LO, Fedora 19 64-bit)

When activating fonts embedding, LO embeds some non-used fonts, making the file very large. It's mostly annoying on Windows, where LO embeds SimSum font which size is about 15 MB (!).

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open a new document (in Writer\Calc\Impress\Draw).
2. Write some text (like 'Hello World').
3. Goto File->Properties...->Font, and select 'Embed fonts in the document'.
4. Save the document.
5. Check the file size, which is very large (especially if you're using Windows).
5. (Optional) Unzip the document, and inspect the 'Fonts' sub-directory. You can see there many font files, although you've used only one font in the document.

I'm attaching a sample document created with LO under Fedora 19 (64-bit). The document uses only 'Liberation Serif Regular' font, but the document file contains also the Bold\Italic variations, as well as 'Liberation Sans' (all variations) and Lohit Devanagari (two copies of the same file!).

See also Bug 70192 comment 2 for a files created under Windows, one of them is of 18.2 MB, while it's a simple presentation with just one slide, that uses only 'Liberation Sans Regular'. After unzipping you can see that it contains also the non-used 'SimSum' font (14.6 MB) and 'AR PL KaitiM Big5' (9.9 MB).

This bug also confirmed in Bug 70312, so starting as NEW.
Comment 1 Maxim Monastirsky 2013-10-21 10:57:49 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> See also Bug 70192 comment 2 for a files created under Windows
OK, I was wrong as those particular files were created under Linux (looks like the user copied 'SimSun' font from his Windows installation). But the same happens for me when I save a document under Windows, although I don't use Chinese at all, and my system is with English locale.
Comment 2 Maxim Monastirsky 2013-11-02 16:46:36 UTC
*** Bug 71164 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Maxim Monastirsky 2013-11-27 10:37:32 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 65353 ***