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Re: [K12OSN] help with font frustration



--- george kocke <webmaster vol org> wrote:
> 
> Does anyone have an installation of OpenOffice with fonts that
> work correctly? If so, please let me know how you did it!
> 
> I'm in the process of getting K12LTSP 3.1.1 ready on a new server.
> Everything is working perfectly except for the terrible fonts in
> OpenOffice Writer.
> 
> First, I understand that this is a problem with OpenOffice and NOT with
> the K12LTSP.
> 
> The problem I'm having is the spacing between words. It sometimes looks
> like there is no space on the display (printouts are fine), and this is
> causing frustration among my users.
> 
> I'm not sure, but this seems to be a problem only with truetype fonts,
> and mainly the serif fonts like Times New Roman.
> 
> I've tried the version of OpenOffice that comes with K12LTSP 3.1.1 and
> OpenOffice 1.1 beta 2. I've even compiled my own copy of the freetype
> library and forced all programs to use it via LD_PRELOAD.
> 
> I've tried fontconfig, XFS and importing the fonts directly into
> OpenOffice.
> 
> Nothing seems to make a difference.
> 
> Fonts in all other programs look great. The truetype fonts in Mozilla
> are excellent.
> 
> Please see this screenshot for an example:
> 
> http://www.vol.org/vol/school/fonts.jpg
> 
> In the screenshot, it seems that there is no space between "new roman"
> on the first line and "now is" on the second.
> 
> Any ideas?
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> -- 
> george kocke <webmaster vol org>

Which version of X are your clients using?  OOo looks great to me on 3.1.1.
 I also added these TrueType fonts to my installation:

http://k12ltsp.org/phpwiki/index.php/Software%3ATrueType%20Fonts

James Jensen



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