Bug 20725 - Include TrueType fonts in urw-fonts for compatibility with LibreOffice 5.3
Summary: Include TrueType fonts in urw-fonts for compatibility with LibreOffice 5.3
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New RPM package request (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal major
Target Milestone: Mageia 6
Assignee: All Packagers
QA Contact:
URL: http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=urw-cor...
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-04-23 01:14 CEST by Frédéric Buclin
Modified: 2017-05-14 02:04 CEST (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Source RPM: urw-fonts-2.4-7.mga6
Status comment:


Description Frédéric Buclin 2017-04-23 01:14:56 CEST
LibreOffice developers decided to drop support for Type 1 fonts in LibreOffice 5.3 and newer, see https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=104701. This means that URW Type 1 fonts provided by urw-fonts-2.4-7.mga6 are no longer usable. As Mageia 6 already provides LibreOffice 5.3, the urw-fonts package should also include TrueType (and/or OpenType) fonts to not break the format of documents written with LibreOffice 5.2 and older and using these fonts. These TTF and ODF fonts are available from here:


Either that or create a new fonts-ttf-urw package. :)
Comment 1 Marja van Waes 2017-04-23 01:40:04 CEST
Assigning to all packagers collectively, since there is no registered maintainer for this package.
Comment 2 David Walser 2017-05-14 02:04:28 CEST
Thanks for the report.  They should be added in a new package.  I also have an update for urw-fonts halfway done that I never finished.  Maybe I will some day.

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