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Sigrid Carrera Sigrid Carrera
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trouble installing fonts to use with Libre Office

Hi,

I have some trouble with LibreOffice recognizing the different weights for
some fonts I have installed.

Some basic info first:
LibreOffice 5.2.1.2
Ubuntu 2016.04

I installed several fonts (otf / ttf files). I downloaded the fonts from
either Google fonts or font squirrel and installed them all in the correct
directory, where all the other fonts are as well.

When I check in the Font Manager in Ubuntu, everything is ok, and all the
different weights and styles are there. However, when I start LibreOffice,
I see for some of those fonts only 1 style in the dropdown list, whereas
for others I see all the different weights and styles. While in the font
manager, I can't see any different behaviour between the affected fonts.

Any ideas what I can try to solve the issue?

Thanks for any ideas you might have.

Sigrid

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Bruce Hohl Bruce Hohl
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Re: trouble installing fonts to use with Libre Office

You may be able to find (and install) desired fonts from the Synaptic
Package Manager.  After opening the Synaptic Package Manager, on the left
panel there are entries for Fonts, Fonts (multi-verse) and Fonts
(universe).   Or enter "font" in the Quick Filter search box.

On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 6:23 PM, Sigrid Carrera <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I have some trouble with LibreOffice recognizing the different weights for
> some fonts I have installed.
>
> Some basic info first:
> LibreOffice 5.2.1.2
> Ubuntu 2016.04
>
> I installed several fonts (otf / ttf files). I downloaded the fonts from
> either Google fonts or font squirrel and installed them all in the correct
> directory, where all the other fonts are as well.
>
> When I check in the Font Manager in Ubuntu, everything is ok, and all the
> different weights and styles are there. However, when I start LibreOffice,
> I see for some of those fonts only 1 style in the dropdown list, whereas
> for others I see all the different weights and styles. While in the font
> manager, I can't see any different behaviour between the affected fonts.
>
> Any ideas what I can try to solve the issue?
>
> Thanks for any ideas you might have.
>
> Sigrid
>
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Simos Xenitellis Simos Xenitellis
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Re: trouble installing fonts to use with Libre Office

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On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 1:23 AM, Sigrid Carrera
<[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I have some trouble with LibreOffice recognizing the different weights for
> some fonts I have installed.
>
> Some basic info first:
> LibreOffice 5.2.1.2
> Ubuntu 2016.04
>
> I installed several fonts (otf / ttf files). I downloaded the fonts from
> either Google fonts or font squirrel and installed them all in the correct
> directory, where all the other fonts are as well.
>
> When I check in the Font Manager in Ubuntu, everything is ok, and all the
> different weights and styles are there. However, when I start LibreOffice,
> I see for some of those fonts only 1 style in the dropdown list, whereas
> for others I see all the different weights and styles. While in the font
> manager, I can't see any different behaviour between the affected fonts.
>
> Any ideas what I can try to solve the issue?
>
> Thanks for any ideas you might have.
>

When installing fonts on Ubuntu, these are picked up by "fontconfig"
and are made available to applications like LibreOffice.
You might install new fonts from the Software Centre or you might
place them manually
into the personal .fonts/ subdirectory.

Now, if a style of a font is not visible in LibreOffice it could be
due to several issues.
Can you give a specific example of a font (preferably, one with a
liberal licence) so we can check?
There is a good list of such fonts at https://fonts.google.com/,
therefore check whether any of your
new fonts in that list and prefer one of those.

Simos

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Niklas Johansson Niklas Johansson
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Re: trouble installing fonts to use with Libre Office

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Hi Sigrid

Which weights are missing. If it is the bold and italic versions of
the fonts then there is really nothing to fix because the get mapped to the
bold/italic buttons of their respective "regular" font.

For example if you install Work Sans
https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Work+Sans

You will se a lot of weights of the font like Work Sans Black, Work Sans
Thin etc. However you will not see any Work Sans Bold in the list of fonts
but if you use the font called Work Sans and press the bold button
LibreOffice will automatically use the Work Sans Bold font. One way to
check this out is to export to pdf and then inspect the fonts that is in
use.

If other weights than bold and italic are missing then it would be
interesting to dig deeper into why they are not available.

/Niklas

2016-09-18 0:23 GMT+02:00 Sigrid Carrera <[hidden email]>:

> Hi,
>
> I have some trouble with LibreOffice recognizing the different weights for
> some fonts I have installed.
>
> Some basic info first:
> LibreOffice 5.2.1.2
> Ubuntu 2016.04
>
> I installed several fonts (otf / ttf files). I downloaded the fonts from
> either Google fonts or font squirrel and installed them all in the correct
> directory, where all the other fonts are as well.
>
> When I check in the Font Manager in Ubuntu, everything is ok, and all the
> different weights and styles are there. However, when I start LibreOffice,
> I see for some of those fonts only 1 style in the dropdown list, whereas
> for others I see all the different weights and styles. While in the font
> manager, I can't see any different behaviour between the affected fonts.
>
> Any ideas what I can try to solve the issue?
>
> Thanks for any ideas you might have.
>
> Sigrid
>
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Sigrid Carrera Sigrid Carrera
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Re: trouble installing fonts to use with Libre Office

Hi Niklas, all,

sorry for the late reply, I was busy and had only very little time
available.

I've made a screenshot, that shows more exact what I see:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4yUNaph-X3ZdlFnTFllUUFhQU5MMVRRcWRNNTlQeG9EMnZB

The really weird thing is, this problem occurs on my private laptop at
home. On my workstation at the office with an older version of Ubuntu
2014.04 (LTS) and the corresponding (older) LibreOffice version, I see
everything correct. Fonts are installed on both computers in the very same
way...

I hope it is more clear now. :)

Thanks for any ideas.

Sigrid

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