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asked 2012-03-14 15:07:08 +0200

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updated 2013-05-04 23:22:39 +0200

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While I really DO like Libreoffice.. the lack of font embedding cuts it out of being able to transfer all my work out of dead and dying formats or the use of proprietary software from companies who I regards as scumbags.

Any product I create via Libre Office be it document, artwork, engineering drawings or presentations etc., done in LO with your own font sets, cannot be transferred via dual booting between Linux or Windows, or it cannot be transferred to a different machine - from home to work or vis versa, and one cannot transfer the work to an independent third party such as peer review, or be sent to the printers, and the product cannot be archived and reopened on a different computer - because ANY work done ON a specific computer with ones own specific font sets, will be completely lost - because the original fonts, on the original machine, are not embedded in the documents produced on that machine.

QED - it's an Epic Failure.

With Open Office and the blooming fork, Libre Office, people have been raising these issues for 20 years, and for 20 years the committees, forum administrators, bugzilla forums, have ALL ignored and shut down any discussion or progress towards making font embedding the defacto or default setting.

While Microsoft, Word Perfect, Adobe and even really obscure office programs such as Abi office, etc., etc., etc. - they ALL have font embedding.

So the Open Office and Libre Office products and the committees that all drive these programs - have an epic failure on their hands and they are doing NOTHING to address it.

Have a read up on this topic via the article....

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Closed for the following reason not a real question by cloph
close date 2012-12-15 16:50:36.123935


Answered on the other topic. This one is not really a question ;)

Pedro gravatar imagePedro ( 2012-03-14 15:39:40 +0200 )edit

Although it would be a nice feature, I don't really like your exaggerated criticism like "Epic Failure" or "do NOTHING". And BTW, it landed into MS Word in 2007, only 5 years ago. Embedding fonts has licencing issues, since LibO is open source program you can modify it and extract embedded fonts.

mahfiaz gravatar imagemahfiaz ( 2012-05-21 10:58:23 +0200 )edit

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answered 2012-06-02 18:02:22 +0200

spaetz gravatar image

You will be happy to hear that fonts can be embedded when you export documents as .PDF files, which should be the exchange format of choice for read-only docs anyway.

Other than that, this request (not a question :-)) is a duplicate of this question which has excellent answers and comments.

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offensive comment deleted. No need to drop into foul language just because one doesn't like an answer.

cloph gravatar imagecloph ( 2012-06-25 21:20:36 +0200 )edit

answered 2012-12-11 15:30:24 +0200

Koen W gravatar image

If this is a licensing issue why not just include a license which puts the responsability for embedding the font with the owner of the document. Case closed, lets start developing this really interesting feature.

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