Re: 'Symbol' font in does not work

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   Hi Mikko,
          I do not have THIS problem, but OO symbol font is indeed
a major problem for me, in a scientific environment.
   This may be because I have the MS-core fonts installed?

   Have you tried a global replacement of symbol with open-symbol?

   Bill Murray

On Thu, 2003-11-13 at 14:58, Mikko Huhtala wrote:
> The 'Symbol' font is invisible in the font menu of OpenOffice 1.1
> Writer. The characters themselves in text are either not rendered at
> all or are rendered wrong. Reading in existing documents with
> e.g. Greek letters does show the glyphs, but they are rendered on top
> of adjacent characters that are in other fonts.
> The problem occurs with both the RPM-packaged OOo 1.1 that comes with
> Fedora Core 1 and OOo 1.1 installed using the installer package from
> the OOo web site. The Symbol font *does* work using the exactly same
> version, installation and config files of OOo on Red Hat 9, which
> makes me think that the new fontconfig or something in Fedora breaks
> OOo.
> Can someone verify this? Is this a known problem? I submitted a bug in
> the RH bugzilla, but there have been no responses.
> I'm looking to update a dozen or so desktops in a scientific lab. The
> font problem may seem like a small thing, but it is actually a
> showstopper bug for us, since almost everyone's documents have a few
> alphas, betas, gammas etc. per sentence.
> Mikko
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