Issue 45927

Summary: No need to mess with the display font
Product: Writer Reporter: hdu <hdu>
Component: codeAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues
Version: OOo 2.0 Beta   
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Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Description 2005-03-24 11:36:35 UTC
The Writer code has some code, which deals with the ancient problem, that in the
old times when most display fonts were not printable then finding a well
matching display font for a printer font required some magic. It does this by
measuring the layouted widths of a test string on the output device with the
requested font, on the reference device with the requested font and on the
output device with the best matching font from the reference device.

The problem with the "fixed test string method" is, that this test string often
has no relevance to the text which the font is used for.  E.g. using an english
test string to determine which Thai font to use causes more problems than it solves.
Comment 1 2005-03-24 11:38:22 UTC
HDU reminder: also see #119763#
Comment 2 frank.meies 2005-03-30 11:05:43 UTC