[Issue 79878] OO.o can not select modern font faces conveniently

hdu at openoffice.org hdu at openoffice.org
Thu Sep 4 14:09:17 UTC 2008


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------- Additional comments from hdu at openoffice.org Thu Sep  4 14:09:14 +0000 2008 -------
@tora: thank you for the detailed insight into the CJK aspect of this problem!

@dtardon: while you are reworking this please consider tora's input too. Especially the common case 
that some CJK font families are only distinguished by their weight (e.g. "Mincho W6" vs. "Mincho W8") is 
bound to cause similar problems like the ones nmailhot and benlaenen mentioned (older font families 
that had e.g. "condensed" or "outline" in the family name instead of the style name). My personal 
preference would be if these family variants were merged into one family and the style attributes could 
do the rest.

As far as I'm concerned I'd be happy with every change
- which doesn't introduce unsolvable regressions
- which allows simple backwards compatibility with existing documents
- which allows simple interoperability with other common document formats
- plays nicely with existing libraries (e.g. fontconfig) 
- which goes into the direction Nicolas mentioned in e.g. desc27
- which keeps the style name exactly as defined by the font itself (except localized strings of course)

That's a big order though. Is it too big? Or should we continue to "just" fix the obvious issues with the 
pitch attribute first and ignore the related issues for now? Solving the problems with pitch would go a 
long way already...

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