installing fonts

asked 2019-03-05 05:16:48 +0200

swmcl gravatar image

I have managed to copy ttf font files to the correct folder in my flatpak installation of LibreOffice on Linux Mint. Many of them show up in Writer when I select some text in a document and select the font drop-down. Sure I go to change the highlighted text ... but nothing happens except that the text is still Roman English but perhaps smaller or in italics or something.

It certainly isn't in a Hebrew or Greek or some other unusual (but 'installed') font.

Why won't it show in the selected font ??

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It is not enough to copy any font. A font must be installed. This is a thing of the operating system and not of LO.

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-03-05 06:40:51 +0200 )edit

Ebot, you are both right and wrong. It is a matter of the OS, yes, but in Linux you simply copy TTF font files to a dedicated directory:

However, the asker has a flatpak package (why really?), so, there might be some particularities related to LO.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2019-03-05 07:15:22 +0200 )edit

It shows again, you can not know everything. It wrote a windows man.

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-03-05 08:55:31 +0200 )edit