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#1 2004-06-15 04:15:39

afu
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From: Tuscalooser, Alabummer
Registered: 2004-02-19
Posts: 155

OpenOffice font issue

Last semester I was running Slackware with the OpenOffice binary package from openoffice.org. I typed up some papers in "times" font. All was cool. Now I am running Arch on the same hardware with the openoffice package via pacman. The same documents look like like crap - letters are running over each other and there is occational big gaps in the sentences. To verify the document, I opened the same docs on a fedora box with the yum installed openoffice and all looks good.

Anyone have any suggestions (other than changing fonts - lets face it - it's a problem with arch, or the openoffice package, or my setup, or a combination of these). I can change font if there is no way out but would rather see the problem thru.

-Shawn

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#2 2004-06-15 05:38:11

tpowa
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From: Lauingen , Germany
Registered: 2004-04-05
Posts: 2,262

Re: OpenOffice font issue

have you setup your fonts right?
have a look at:
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Adding%20Fonts
what font-config package you use? 2.2.90 or 2.2.1?
there was some trouble with it
for OO have a look at this there you should find all you need:
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=4844

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#3 2004-06-15 20:50:07

afu
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From: Tuscalooser, Alabummer
Registered: 2004-02-19
Posts: 155

Re: OpenOffice font issue

Thanks for your help. All fonts were installed via pacman so I guess that should suffice. Ran fc-config. Fontconfig is the latest as of yesterday. I tried a binary package from OpenOffice with no change. I made sure that the font paths were in the XF86config file and found one that wasn't, added it but still no joy. So it seems that it is a font/arch problem. I forgot to mention that most other fonts that I have tried appear ok.
-Shawn

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#4 2004-06-16 03:11:23

afu
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From: Tuscalooser, Alabummer
Registered: 2004-02-19
Posts: 155

Re: OpenOffice font issue

Even better - I saved a document to a .doc format and opened it in abiword. Times font looks fine there. Still ugly in openoffice.

Something about openoffice and Arch that don't play together well.
-Shawn

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