Dejavu condensed fonts not working in openoffice 3.2

Bug #571568 reported by daniele80
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone (Ubuntu)
Won't Fix

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ttf-dejavu

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
Openoffice 3.2

After installing ttf-dejavu-extra, Condensed is treated as an attribute in Character formating.
But if i select "condensed" i get no change.

Steps to reproduce this bug:
1) Install ttf-dejavu-extra
2) Run Openoffice 3.2
3) Select "Dejavu Sans" font and write something
4) Go to Format → Character
5) Select "Condensed"

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daniele80 (daniele80) wrote :
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George Fragos (fragos) wrote :

Duplicated on Ubuntu 9.10 with OpenOffice 3.2 with the same results. Format Character allows selection of Condensed but changes back to Book when Character window is closed. I am able to select and use Condensed in Appearances Font setup and the system responds as expected. Note that a while back OO treated Condensed as a separate font where now it's an attribute like bold or oblique. When Condensed was treated as a font it did work correctly in OO. I don't recall at which release the change from font to attribute was made.

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Simon741 (simon-okko) wrote :

Just installed ubuntu 10.04 and able to confirm this bug. It also applies to Deja Vu Extra light which is unluckily the font I use most of the time.

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Simon741 (simon-okko) wrote :

After having installed several additional applications and language support, Dejavu extralight works fine (don't know what exactly has made it work). I can however confirm that condensed is still not working.

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Claudio Bernardini (claudiob) wrote :

Same thing here. In OpenOffice 3.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 I can select DejaVu condensed but nothing happens. I need this style to gain space on texts. Droid fonts have this kind of look I need but I think that in some cases DejaVu condensed can give the same results.

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Michael Werle (lemmurg) wrote :

Confirmed on Ubuntu 10.10 with OpenOffice 3.2.1.

Can select text and apply "Condensed", with no visible change. Re-entering the "Character" menu, the selection is back to "Book".

Can select text and apply "Condensed Oblique", but it looks identical to "Oblique". However, in this case the selection sticks.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ttf-dejavu (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
affects: ttf-dejavu (Ubuntu) → (Ubuntu)
Changed in (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
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