Re: emergency: Openoffice, Fonts, what a mess
On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 03:12:13AM +0100, Christian Schnobrich wrote:
> today, I did the usual apt-get update && apt-get upgrade on my
> girfriend's machine.
> In the process, the Openoffice backport was upgraded from 1.0.xx to
> 1.1.xx. This has severe side effects.
> In short: practically all the homework she has done over the christmas
> holidays (and has to submit tomorrow morning) has been messed up quite a
> bit. Going over it manually would take hours even if she was fresh and
> wide awake -- however, it's already early in the morning over here.
> As far as I can tell, it is related to fonts having magically
> disappeared. At any rate, she now has only five fonts available to chose
Would enabling True Type fonts help?
Try this link:
I rember finding a *REALLY* good howto online. I don't think this is
it, but if I find it I'll follow up.
I wish you the best of luck on this.
> from -- in effect the layout has been garbled.
> The symbol font she originally used (don't as which) is also gone. Now
> there's OpenSymbol available, but all the greek letters she has entered
> so far are merely blanks.
> I'm quite at a loss, and she's in tears. I have no clue what actually
> has happened other than the now missing fonts. Nor do I know what
> actually has been changed in this painsome upgrade, or how I could find
> out, or undo it.
> If anybody has a clue what has happened, or even knows a fix, please
> tell me. Anything. Doesn't need to be nice, as long as we can print her
> stuff the way it was meant to look like.
> My own approach to the problem will be to install as many fonts as I can
> in the hope that things will be in order once the fonts she originally
> used are available again. However, I don't know where to get them other
> than by picking packages through aptitude. I think I installed
> everything that seemed appropriate for western europe, but I'll look
> again after this is sent.
> In the meantime, she'll start going over her files manually.
> She says the fonts she used were "Times" and "Symbol".
> IIRC, those were from Microsoft. Someday, I had a package that
> downloaded them. I don't even know which package that was, or why they
> now seem to be gone.
> Any help would be great.
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