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can't load fonts

asked 2017-03-01 19:33:14 +0200

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I'm using LibOffice 5.1.6.2 on Mint 18.1 64 bit and unable to get new fonts that I've added (e.g. Droid Serif) to load from /home/mydir/.fonts -or- from /usr/share/fonts directories

I've restarted LibreOffice

and even tried 2xclicking on the font and install from the dialog box without any luck ~~~~~ Version: 5.1.6.2 Build ID: 1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial1 CPU Threads: 8; OS Version: Linux 4.4; UI Render: default; Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group

any tips tricks or am I missing something? any help appreciated :)

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answered 2017-03-01 20:19:02 +0200

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After the files are copied to your font directory you need to update your Linux font cache.

sudo fc-cache -f -v

Then they will be available in LibreOffice.

Please click the check mark at left if this solved your issue.

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I've done the refresh from the command line twice and I still cannot access new fonts (eg, DroidSerif) from the pull down menu although the font does show up in Options/LibreOffice Writer/Basic Fonts

anechoic gravatar imageanechoic ( 2017-03-01 21:41:08 +0200 )edit

I reinstalled all the LibOff modules from Synaptic Package manager and the font I was trying to load now appears in the pull down menu and works in a doc but again new ones I try to install into ~/.fonts do not show up.

I tried doing sudo fc-cache -rfv in a term but that doesn't work.

Checked permissions for files and dirs in both the ~/.fonts and /usr/share/fonts and everything looks fine.

Any other ideas are appreciated! :)

anechoic gravatar imageanechoic ( 2017-03-03 01:32:26 +0200 )edit

I just found out through trial and error that new fonts installed into ~/.fonts DO NOT show up until you log out and back into your account. This is totally unacceptable behavior for an app. Is there a bug filed for this?!

anechoic gravatar imageanechoic ( 2017-03-03 02:16:23 +0200 )edit
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