John Hardcastle | 7 Sep 17:13 2015

Fonts display problem in Libre Office for Linux

Hi everyone,

This is a request for help which might be font-related.

I switched to Fedora recently after finding Fedora 22 was the only Linux 
distribution that properly supported one of our computer support 
customer's Canon LBP-1210 laser printer (which is not supported by 
Microsoft Windows 64-bit, so our customer switched from Microsoft 
Windows to Fedora 22 64-bit.)

There is a problem with Libre Office on Linux, but not on Microsoft 
Windows.  If you open the attached PDF in LibreOffice Draw (to edit the 
PDF), type runs out to the right of the document under Linux but 
displays perfectly under Windows. Yet the PDF Viewer on Fedora 22 
displays the same PDF properly.

I am running Libre Office 5.0.1 on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit in an Oracle VM 
under Fedora 22 Linux, and Libre Office Draw displays the attached PDF 
properly.  But with Libre Office Draw on Fedora 22, type runs out the 
right side of the document making edits almost impossible.  The same 
thing happened with the previous version of Libre Office, from which I 
take it that this is a font display problem in Libre Office under Linux.

I installed Fedy and Windows fonts, but that did not help.

I'd like to be able to use Libre Office on Fedora without resorting to 
running Windows 10, if possible. Is there a simple solution to this problem?

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Shawn Starr | 2 Sep 00:43 2015

Packaging Hack - A typeface designed for source code

Hello Font SIG,

I've been in touch with Chris Simpkins about his Hack font, it looks really 
great for code and I use it for my konsole sessions.

Aside from submitting a .spec for review, anyone want to provide comments? Or 
if someone is packaging this already? :)


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hsv | 1 Sep 15:09 2015

Liberation fonts

Quote from :

There are three sets: Sans (a substitute for Arial, Albany, Helvetica, 
Nimbus Sans L, and Bitstream Vera Sans), Serif (a substitute for Times 
New Roman, Thorndale, Nimbus Roman, and Bitstream Vera Serif) and Mono 
(a substitute for Courier New, Cumberland, Courier, Nimbus Mono L, and 
Bitstream Vera Sans Mono).

How can Mono substitute for both Courier New and Bitstream Vera Sans 
Mono, when one has serif and the other not? It seems very like that set 
of attributes that are the generic font names, serif, sans-serif, 
cursive, fantasy, and monospace. They are only attributes, not disjoint 
sets. Besides Courier New that has serifs and pitch, and Bitstream Vera 
Sans Mono, which has pitch but not serifs, there is an old Selectric 
typewriter face called Script 12 pitch, which is also cursive. "Serif" 
and "sans-serif" are disjoint, and I would vouch for nothing with 
"fantasy", but "monospaced" is not disjoint with three of them--is 
"cursive" disjoint with "serif" and "sans-serif"?
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Alexander Ploumistos | 6 Jun 03:12 2015

New gdouros greek fonts

Hi everyone,

I have just submitted for review and created the wiki pages for
gdouros-anaktoria-fonts, gdouros-aroania-fonts and gdouros-asea-fonts.
As I have already mentioned, they are closely related to the
gdouros-alexander-fonts we already have in Fedora.

And I just realized that I've forgotten to file the bug reports
against repo-font-audit, will do right away...
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Alexander Ploumistos | 29 May 02:24 2015

Issues with repo-font-audit

Hello everyone,

I am the new maintainer of the gdouros-* fonts [1]. When I took over
the fonts, I was not aware of repo-font-audit (shame on me) and it was
the only check I hadn't run, but these days I had been working on
adding some more fonts from Mr. Douros and I stumbled upon the right
wiki pages, so I went along.

For quite some time, a lot of distros ship the Alexander font, but not
the closely related Anaktoria, Aroania and Asea (this one comes in
Regular, Bold, Italic and Bold Italic), which I want to include. I
wrote up all the necessary files based on the ones I had prepared for
Alexander and made the packages [2],[3],[4]. Two local builds on f21
and f22 were successful, rpmlint only whined about what it thought
were typos and I went on to submit to koji scratch builds for rawhide,
which were also successful.

And then I fed them to repo-font-audit. That gave me an error (fonts
in packages that contain non-font data), a warning (fonts that do not
pass fontlint sanity checks) and a suggestion (fonts with partial
unicode block coverage). I have uploaded the full test results at [5].

Seeing that I could not do anything for the warning and the
suggestion, I tried to figure out what was the cause of the error, but
I did not reach any solid conclusion. What is the problem? Is it the
%doc part of the file, the metadata/fontconfig files or all of them

That got me worried so, I decided to run a check against the other
gdouros fonts [6]. Of the seven fonts, repo-font-audit managed to
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Parag Nemade | 26 Feb 05:29 2015

help with updating fontpackages

Hi Nicolas,

    I am planning to clean the spec file and source code to follow
current fedora packaging guidelines and update fontpackages in Fedora
22. I see that application to gitfontpackages requires applicant to
provide his contributions. As per this requirement, I have sent you an
email already.

Can you give me commit access to gitfontpackages repository.

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Troy Dawson | 2 Jan 21:15 2015

Is anyone packaging Comic Neue ?

I would like to get a free version of Comic into Fedora.

I looked at HVD Comic Serif. [1][2] It looks like it wasn't put in
Fedora because it's readme.txt has both the Creative Commons Attribution
3.0 Unported License and a bunch of freehand "though shalt" stuff at the
Plus, that font has not been touched since 2009 (including the
problematic readme file)
Anyway, I don't see that making it into Fedora.

So, I was thinking of packaging Comic Neue [3], which is licensed until
the SIL Open Font License.  It is being actively maintained, and I think
would be a good addition to Fedora.

And, so my question.  Is anyone packaging Comic Neue up already?
If not, I'll give it a try.
I haven't ever packaged a font, but I'm more than willing to learn.  The
templates certainly look helpful.

Troy Dawson

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Reminder meeting:i18n 2014/12/10 06:00:00 UTC

Hi All,

    You are kindly invited to the meeting:
    i18n on 2014-12-03 from 06:00:00 to 07:00:00 UTC

    Agenda is available at [1]. Feel free to add and suggest topics.

    Action items from last meeting:
* pravins to find some dedicated time for i18n cleanup.
Best Regards,
Pravin Satpute

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