[XeTeX] ttf and otf?

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Wed Jul 1 15:45:02 CEST 2009

On Wed, Jul 01, 2009 at 10:35:08AM +0200, Ulrike Fischer wrote:
> Am Wed, 1 Jul 2009 11:01:56 +0300 schrieb Nikos Platis:
> > > My version of OpenOffice can use open type fonts, I just tried it --
> > > and I would have been very surprised if it would have been other
> > > way.
> > >
> > OpenOffice (at least on Linux) is legendary for not supporting OpenType
> > fonts with Postscript outlines. So while you can use, eg. the latest
> > Microsoft opentype fonts, which are TrueType internally, you cannot use
> > Adobe opentype fonts, which are Postscript ones.
> Interesting. I had tried with Libertine (otf) which seem to work
> fine. But now I exported the text as pdf and the font got replaced
> by Lucida Console. 

That exactly (was?) the problem, you can't print using postscript fonts,
but I recall reading it has been fixed in OOo 3.1.

I just tested with LM fonts and it does work for PDF export too.


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer
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