Bug 73303 (Bitmap-Fonts) - Support bitmap fonts
Summary: Support bitmap fonts
Status: NEW
Alias: Bitmap-Fonts
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: Fonts
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Reported: 2014-01-05 13:34 UTC by jpka
Modified: 2020-09-19 22:43 UTC (History)
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OpenOffice 1.1.5 shows selection Terminus font for UI and displaying UI using this font. (62.30 KB, image/png)
2014-01-05 13:34 UTC, jpka

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Description jpka 2014-01-05 13:34:51 UTC
Created attachment 91518 [details]
OpenOffice 1.1.5 shows selection Terminus font for UI and displaying UI using this font.

Problem description: 
I need to use Terminus font for User Interface (UI). It is impossible to do with any version of LibreOffice/OpenOffice, except OpenOffice 1.1.5 without Java. OpenOffice 1.1.5 works as expected: Font substitution table allows to select Terminus, and UI text changed to Terminus, as should. OpenOffice 2.2.0 and laters, not work anymore: Terminus font not exist in font list; when typing it manually, nothing happens, UI font not changed.
I can't bisect more precisely between 1.1.5 and 2.2 to find critical version, because i don't have these versions of OO suite.
This is a serious/blocking bug. I can't use OpenOffice 1.1.5 because it is not supported anymore and have incompatible file format.

Steps to reproduce:
1. sudo apt-get install xfonts-terminus
2. Read how to change UI font https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Font-FAQ#How_can_I_change_OpenOffice.org_2.27s_user_interface_font.3F
3. Select 'Andale sans UI' at left, and note, selection of 'Terminus' font impossible at right, for versions OO above 1.1.5
4. But still, try to manually write 'Terminus' at right, Apply (add or update) rule
5. Restart program and see nothing changes in UI font.
6. Try to check and uncheck 'Use system font for user UI' and see nothing changes again. Font used for UI always same, unknown, and wrong.
7. For OO 1.1.5, these steps will work, please see screenshot.

Current behavior:
Use 'Terminus' font for UI impossible via font substitution.
Automatic use system font not work, when system-wide font is Terminus (and all other software (include ever Qt) work fine with it).

Expected behavior:
UI should match all other software and be able to use system font.

Please note, i report about LTS version of Ubuntu ("Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS").

Additional reading: http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/27630/how-to-fix-user-interface-font-in-ubuntu/

Operating System: Ubuntu
Version: release
Comment 1 Maxim Monastirsky 2014-01-08 08:38:37 UTC
*** Bug 73301 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Maxim Monastirsky 2014-01-08 08:40:10 UTC
Currently LO doesn't support bitmap fonts at all, so I'll turn it into a feature request.