Ask Your Question
1

Unable to embed particular font in ODP file

asked 2020-02-11 14:38:16 +0200

nielssj gravatar image

updated 2020-02-11 14:38:25 +0200

I'm trying to embed a font into my ODP presentation with the intention of providing the file as a template to colleagues. I've had success embedding default fonts such as "Liberation Sans" or even fonts from my OS such as "Ubuntu". However, when I select one of our proprietary fonts (e.g. Circular Std Black) I end up with an ODP file without the font (I have unzipped it and checked the fonts directory). The font is in OTF format. I've converted it to TTF but that didn't seem to make a difference.

Do you have any ideas what could be off with this font and/or how I can investigate further?

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

Comments

1

Maybe the font disallows embedding?

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2020-02-11 14:46:28 +0200 )edit

1 Answer

Sort by » oldest newest most voted
1

answered 2020-02-12 08:41:07 +0200

nielssj gravatar image

I was not aware that fonts had an embedded licensing flag. Mike's comment above was the hint i needed and I found this page which explains (In the context of MS Word, but it applies to LO as well): https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/micro...

You can see the technical details for the OTF flag in the spec here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/typo...

I checked my own font by opening it in FontDrop (https://fontdrop.info/) and checking the "Data" tab were I found that the licensing rights flag (fsType) is set to 4 (Preview & Print embedding) which indeed means that I'm not authorized to embed the font in an editable document.

edit flag offensive delete link more

Comments

I don't have enough points to officially accept my own answer. But this is the answer.

nielssj gravatar imagenielssj ( 2020-02-12 08:42:03 +0200 )edit

I've given you karma so you should be able to do so.

robleyd gravatar imagerobleyd ( 2020-02-12 08:46:31 +0200 )edit
Login/Signup to Answer

Question Tools

1 follower

Stats

Asked: 2020-02-11 14:38:16 +0200

Seen: 87 times

Last updated: Feb 12