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What Fonts are you using?

Post by Jagmeister » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:46 am

I'm curious as to what fonts people are using? I've got LibreOffice installed and although I don't use it much I find the number of fonts that are installed on the system excessive and just makes it confusing to use. I'm not sure what application installed all the fonts, most of which have foreign (non-US) sounding names. I've also installed Gimp, Inkscape and Scribus to experiment with. I went to the /usr/share/fonts folder and started deleting things en-mass. Finally pared it down to eight or ten that seemed somewhat basic.

I happen to own a font package from SoftMaker called MegaFonts which has an amazing selection. Too much actually. It's like going to the store for a can of beans and finding three full aisles of canned beans to choose from. Too many choices are not always good. I selected a few and installed them. My needs are simple; just some basic wordprocessing and occasional newsletter or flyer design. I'm mostly familiar with the fonts from MS-Word since that's what I've used in the corporate world for most of my career.

Just wondering what people are using with LibreOffice and if there are any issues with document portability if you start selecting unusual fonts.

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Re: What Fonts are you using?

Post by gittiest personITW » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:57 am

Hi,
Just started using Arimo @8 pt on LibreOffice - seems ok.
Had a small problem when opening old .doc files and .docx that were created on MS systems - but that was just with tables in Word (not Excel)- all the data disappeared.
Figured out that the font settings weren't happy and CTRL+A then changed font on the whole documents.

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Re: What Fonts are you using?

Post by Pjotr » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:58 am

Don't need Asian fonts? Then clean out some stuff you don't use:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... t.html#ID8
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Re: What Fonts are you using?

Post by Jagmeister » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:14 am

@Pjotr - Well, that would have saved me a lot of time! Didn't realize they were packages that could be removed. I went ahead and followed the instructions and removed them properly. Thanks!

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Re: What Fonts are you using?

Post by Spearmint2 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:19 am

Pjotr wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:58 am
Don't need Asian fonts? Then clean out some stuff you don't use:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... t.html#ID8
(item 8 )
Thanks, just did that one myself too.
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Re: What Fonts are you using?

Post by jjp2145-oldtimer » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:22 am

According to the LibreOffice Writer help page you can go to file--properties--font and check the box for saving the embedded font in the document itself. This same option exists in MS Word.

I have not tried this yet, but you should be able to use any font you want, embed it into the document, save it as a .doc or .docx and share it freely with people using Word. I am assuming that since you paid for fonts you already have very definite ideas about what your documents should look like?

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Re: What Fonts are you using?

Post by Portreve » Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:38 pm

I'm a font junkie, and have been since high school. I try to use libre licensed ones where possible, but I use whatever is necessary to get the job done. Honestly, I can't imagine a system without a lot of fonts installed on it.
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Re: What Fonts are you using?

Post by cliffcoggin » Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:43 pm

I use Liberation Serif almost exclusively because I happen to like serif fonts, but then I don't care about portability as my data never leaves the computer except in printed form.
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Re: What Fonts are you using?

Post by absque fenestris » Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:23 pm

Fonts is a broad term...

My favorite fonts are still those where Mrs. Carol Twombly (... and Robert Slimbach) was involved. Besides the fonts of Mr. Frutiger, who was otherwise exploited...

A quite good Garamond is also freely available: EB Garamond.

http://www.georgduffner.at/ebgaramond/ or Synaptic...
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Re: What Fonts are you using?

Post by absque fenestris » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:12 pm

I've never seen so many guests at a post: When Mrs. Twombly, Mr. Slimbach, Mr. Frutiger and Mr. Duffner were introduced to a few internet users, I am very happy...
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