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
Priority: Normal major
Target Milestone: Mageia 6
Assignee: All Packagers
QA Contact:
URL: http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=urw-cor...
Whiteboard:
Keywords: FOR_ERRATA6
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2017-04-23 01:14 CEST by Frédéric Buclin
Modified: 2017-07-10 15:21 CEST (History)
2 users (show)

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Source RPM: urw-fonts-2.4-7.mga6
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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:

http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=urw-core35-fonts.git;a=tree

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.

CC: (none) => marja11
Assignee: bugsquad => pkg-bugs

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.

Severity: normal => major
Component: RPM Packages => New RPM package request

Comment 3 katnatek 2017-06-01 21:44:48 CEST
(In reply to David Walser from comment #2)
> 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.

"Close" to final release an still is valid.

CC: (none) => j.alberto.vc

Comment 4 Samuel Verschelde 2017-07-10 15:16:50 CEST
(In reply to katnatek from comment #3)
> (In reply to David Walser from comment #2)
> > 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.
> 
> "Close" to final release an still is valid.

Bugs are fixed on a voluntary basis. We're sorry that it will not be fixed for the final release but it can still be afterwards through an update.

It would be good to add a note about this in the Errata, thus I'm adding the FOR_ERRATA6 keyword.

Once added to https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Mageia_6_Errata please replace FOR_ERRATA6 with IN_ERRATA6.
Samuel Verschelde 2017-07-10 15:21:11 CEST

Keywords: (none) => FOR_ERRATA6


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