Re: abiword on defora core 1

Date: Wed Jan 14 2004 - 05:09:26 EST

  • Next message: Jack Dodds: "Re: question concerning fonts in abiword 2.0.2"

    > Hi,
    > I am currently using fedora core 1, I am not sitting in front of it at the
    > moment but I am 90% certain it is abiword version 2.0.1 -upgrade is on my
    > todo list but I also noticed the font issue below under 2.0.2 on redhat 9.
    > I have over a 100 abiword documents (mostly poetry actually....) created
    > with different versions of abiword. At different times different fonts
    > have been available to abiword, either becuase of different versions of
    > the OS (red hat) or different versions of abiword. Any-way when I open
    > some documents they display using a font which I can't select from the
    > dropdown font list; so for example a document I was looking at last night
    > had some text in times new roman (it looked like times new roman and if I
    > put the cursor on the text abiword reported that it was times new roman)
    > but if I selected some other text and tried to make it times new roman as
    > well, times new roman was not a font offered in the font list. Which is
    > frustrating since abiword obviously found the font somewhere in order to
    > display it in the first place.
    > I am not sure if this is an abiword problem or fedora problem but I will
    > mention it any-way- abiword on fedora core 1 dies horribly if you try to
    > copy text to the clipboard. Not nice! I will upgrade to 2.0.2 and see if
    > it still happens...
    > Abiword rocks BTW.

    The problem with the fonts on the Unix build from pre-2.0 abiword is that
    we used to cheat and rename fonts into names they really weren't. In fact
    what pre-2.0 called "Times New Roman" was actually "Nimbus Roman No9L". We
    have stopped doing that now. Feel free to to select text and set the font
    to what you see in the drop down list. We won;t cheat any more.

    We've done some more fixes to the copy to clipboard code since 2.0.2 I
    hope we can get a 2.0.3 with all the extra bug fixes released within a



    > Cheers
    > Murray
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