Hoefler font-rendering problem on Mac

There is a font on the Mac called “Hoefler Text”, an elegant serif font, Apple’s version of Garamond. In LibreOffice (4.0 and earlier), text formatted as Hoefler Text is rendered–incorrectly–as an ordinary-looking sans-serif font. If the same text is changed to bold or italic, the text is shown in the correct, elegant, bold or italic serif font, but if it is not formatted as bold or italic, the problem persists–the wrong font is rendered. I have not noticed any similar problem with any other Apple font.

This problem also occurs in OpenOffice, but not in NeoOffice, and not in any other application on the Mac that I have tried. The font is rendered properly in such diverse apps as Thunderbird mail composer, Finale and MuseScore music-writing apps, Mac’s TextEdit and FontBook.

Seems to be a bug in Libre and Open Office. Anyone have any insights into this?


Hi @elr,

If installing/running the latest release doesn’t seem to fix this problem, please file a bug and provide a list of steps that can reproduce your font-display problems. The QA Team will be happy to help you track down this issue!

Please post a link to any bugs you file in a comment below using the format “fdo#123456”.


Not sure when the fix went in, but as of it is quite fixed. Thank you!