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Mars/Venus symbol in color instead black and white

asked 2019-10-18 12:47:57 +0100

basto gravatar image

updated 2019-10-18 12:51:29 +0100

Since the last update (6.3) mars and venus symbols are in blue/pink colors in the font (Cantarell) I want to use.

My current workaround is to use Arial or Arial Black, but to be honest I just want to deactivate it, cause I don't like this gender-colors and I want don't want to change all single symbols to a different font, cause I'm even using these symbols in image and table indexes and quite a lot.

If I export the document to PDF, the symbols are not even drawn anymore.

System info: OS: Linux-Mint 19.2 Cinnamon (4.2.4) Kernel: 4.15.0-65

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Not yet under LO 6.3. I inserted the male/female symbols (U+2642 MALE SIGN/U+2640 FEMALE SIGN) and forced Cantarell. They display black & white in

Have you the same colours in other applications?

The KDE font manager doesn't show font version. Could it be some modification to the font itself?

System info: Fedora 30, KDE desktop, kernel 5.3.5

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-10-18 13:24:10 +0100 )edit

I just have the problem in the whole libreoffice suite. I also have the wps-office suite installed, which has no problems with the symbol color.

basto gravatar imagebasto ( 2019-10-18 17:57:55 +0100 )edit

Could it be an AutioCorrect replacement rule? What happens if you disable Tools>AutoCorrect>While Typing? Disabling will not impact existing text, so you have to enter fresh symbols.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-10-18 18:19:43 +0100 )edit

I tried it without any difference.

basto gravatar imagebasto ( 2019-10-21 10:35:51 +0100 )edit

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answered 2019-10-18 22:44:47 +0100

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I examined the latest Cantarell (v0.111 from CTAN) and those characters do not exist in the font.
They do not exist in any version I found (CTAN, GoogleFonts, FontSquirrel, etc.).
So it appears what you are dealing with is a font replacement by LibreOffice.
Or your operating system.

The only way I know of to find out the LO replacement font is to Export to PDF,
and then look at the PDF text with a PDF reader/editor to determine the font used.


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The problem is, that the symbol is not exported anymore. Well at least I can't select it with my readers/editors. What reader/editor are you using to determine the font?

basto gravatar imagebasto ( 2019-10-21 10:30:13 +0100 )edit
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