This is an attempt to synchronise Question and Answers from AskUbuntu and Ask LibreOffice. The original question is here
I’ve got a question about LibreOffice that’s been bugging me since OpenOffice:
The versions of LO that come on the Ubuntu disc or from the PPA always have nice font rendering, but whenever I download and install the debs from the LO website, the font rendering in those versions looks terrible.
I know the Ubuntu builds include various patches and tweaks that aren’t in the vanilla debs, but could anyone help educate me about exactly how the Ubuntu builds of LO differ from the vanilla debs of LO, and if there is an easy way to apply those changes to the vanilla debs so I don’t have to wait so long for the PPA to update with the new version?
Making it a community wiki to give up any karma from other’s question