Is it possible to embed fonts in a Writer/Impress/Calc document?

@dag, either Rob Weir and Dennis Hamilton are wrong or you are… According to them Font embedding wasn’t available in revision 1.2 of the ODF standard. It is under consideration for the 1.3 revision. See links in next comment

@Pedro1: Again Calibra and WebODF already have it implemented and you can download the test files from the ODF Plugfest, explain that to me? During the meeting Rob did not mention anything about it not being supported. Maybe the ODF v1.3 is beter standardized (e.g. location) or enhanced ? Ask Rob !

@dag: I just asked him (thank you for replying, Rob). The answer is “No one ever designed font embedding in ODF 1.0-ODF 1.2. The ODF spec does not talk at all about 'font embedding”. I can see that the sample documents include the font within the ODF file but that is not implementing.

@Pedro1: I don’t know what you mean with “designed”. The functionality is there (svg:font-face-uri), it can already be used and is already implemented by some producers/consumers. It was discussed at the ODF Plugfest for interoperability, but LibreO does not. You seem to circle around terminology.

@Pedro1: Now that LibreOffice v4.1 will ship with an implementation based on ODF v1.0, would you like to explain your resistance ? I am also very confused that in the same ODF Plugfest (with Rob Weir inside the room) we discussed the WebODF implementation and verified the embedded font examples provided to us, there is still this denial. (It happened only 6 days prior to the comments so it can’t be related to bad memory)

@dag, I have no resistance. On the contrary! It is just that your statements were in contradiction with those of the people who were involved in the ODF standard… I’m also surprised by his answers. But I’m really glad that this has been implemented :slight_smile:

Dennis E. Hamilton confirmed what I said in this email BTW.

See also → Embedding font feature status

Font Embedding will be implemented in LibreOffice v4.1 using the ODF v1.0 specification. The bugs to track these are for:

LibreOffice release 4.1 is expected in July 2013.

No. The ODF file specification does not support font embedding. And LibreOffice does not embed fonts in file formats that do support font embedding (such as MS formats)

Maybe in the future this will be added to ODF…

Thank you!

There’s ‘Bug 42195 - Support for embedded fonts is missing’ → fdo#42195

Bug 42195 - Writer FILEOPEN functionality request: add Support for embedded fonts

Status: RESOLVED FIXED · Target: LO 4.1.0

Follow-up 1: Bug 61072 - Impress, functionality request: add Support for embedded fonts in .odp file format

Follow-up 2: Bug 61073 - Calc, functionality request: add Support for embedded fonts in .ods file format

fdo#61072, fdo#61073

Status: RESOLVED FIXED · Target: LO 4.1.0

See also → LibreOffice 4.1 ReleaseNotes

See also → Embedding font feature status

As I told @pedro a few times, he is wrong, ODF v1.0 supports the functionality and now there is a LibreOffice implementation with a release pending. Good work !

As written in Liberation fonts homepage:
“The Liberation™ Fonts is a font family which aims at metric compatibility with Arial, Times New Roman, and Courier New.”

A document written with Liberation fonts should be formatted exactly the same when viewed using standard Windows fonts.