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From Marcus <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: AOO 4.2 and OpenSymbol font
Date Fri, 24 Jan 2020 23:41:14 GMT
Am 23.01.20 um 13:15 schrieb Matthias Seidel:
> Am 19.01.20 um 10:02 schrieb Marcus:
>> Am 17.01.20 um 16:56 schrieb Matthias Seidel:
>>> Bumping this thread up again.
>>>
>>> With Windows 7 EOL more and more people will move to Windows 10 and see
>>> the problems with our OpenSymbol font.
>>
>> OK, what do we need to do here?
> 
> A fixed font would also be perfect for AOO 4.1.8...
> 
> I am trying to get started with FontForge but that needs more knowledge
> than I have at the moment.

I've no idea about how font are working. Wasn't there a helpful user 
with a fixed font or similar in the forums?

Marcus



>>> Am 05.03.19 um 11:23 schrieb Matthias Seidel:
>>>> Hi Dave,
>>>>
>>>> Can you also have a look at "Weierstraß-p" (Unicode U+2118).
>>>> In Writer and Math (only Windows, not Linux) the descender appears
>>>> slightly truncated.
>>>>
>>>> Also, on Windows 10 OpenSymbol seems to be substituted by some MS font.
>>>> Windows 7 still shows OpenSymbol.
>>>> That might be a bug in Windows 10 but maybe we can get around this
>>>> somehow.
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>>
>>>>      Matthias
>>>>
>>>> Am 05.02.19 um 02:53 schrieb Dave Fisher:
>>>>> Hi -
>>>>>
>>>>>> On Jan 30, 2019, at 2:32 PM, Matthias Seidel
>>>>>> <matthias.seidel@hamburg.de> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi Dave,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Am 30.01.19 um 23:07 schrieb Dave Fisher:
>>>>>>> Hi -
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Jan 30, 2019, at 1:36 PM, Matthias Seidel
>>>>>>>> <matthias.seidel@hamburg.de> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I had a look at the patched font and it is based on an old
>>>>>>>> version (1.7
>>>>>>>> ?). At the moment we ship version 2.4.3.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> A general overhaul of that font would be needed. Do we have
some
>>>>>>>> font
>>>>>>>> specialists in our PMC or the ASF?
>>>>>>> I am very, very rusty. (About 15 years)  Point me towards some
>>>>>>> sources and I’ll see if I can help.
>>>>>> What we have in our source is the TTF itself and an older SFD:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/openoffice/trunk/main/extras/source/truetype/symbol/
>>>>>> <https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/openoffice/trunk/main/extras/source/truetype/symbol/>
>>>>>>
>>>>> I see. I did a quick look and comparison with FontBook on my Mac.
>>>>> They are definitely different. I am not even sure that the patched
>>>>> font from the Forum is encoded the same way as the sample shows
>>>>> different characters.
>>>>>
>>>>>   From the thread it looks like the patched font has misplaced the
>>>>> Greek Letters. Let me see if I can provide a version 2.5 of
>>>>> OpenSymbol that can find the updated square root and brackets while
>>>>> preserving the encoding.
>>>>>
>>>>> I’ve used FontForge to play with Fonts, but I cannot get it to work
>>>>> on my current macOS. I do have a version of 10.7 which I will try
>>>>> later this week.
>>>>>
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>> Dave
>>>>>
>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>> Dave
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>     Matthias
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Am 30.01.19 um 22:28 schrieb Peter Kovacs:
>>>>>>>>> Jim, Matthias can you look into this? Imho it is a simple
>>>>>>>>> refresh of the
>>>>>>>>> Font. (If we ship it.)
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On 29.01.19 11:13, FR web forum wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> Hello list,
>>>>>>>>>> It seems that Open Symbol font is not up to date.
>>>>>>>>>> Read: https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=127110
>>>>>>>>>> martin_g provide a patched font in this thread:
>>>>>>>>>> https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=67772&p=360368#p360385
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Is it possible to embed this for next build?


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