Issue 93997 - Portable OOo: formulas distorted (problem with opensymbol font)
Summary: Portable OOo: formulas distorted (problem with opensymbol font)
Alias: None
Product: Installation
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0 Beta 2
Hardware: Unknown Windows, all
: P3 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: floeff+ooo
QA Contact: issues@installation
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-09-17 18:29 UTC by norbert2
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:29 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Document (10.29 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2008-09-21 13:37 UTC, norbert2
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2008-09-21 13:38 UTC, norbert2
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Description norbert2 2008-09-17 18:29:59 UTC

When trying OOo 3 beta 2 in it's portable build, I found that formulas are not
displayed correctly. The problem is that opensymbol.ttf is missing.

Include "opensymbol.ttf" to "share/fonts/truetype/" in the OOo portable package.

(Please also have a look at issue 39713.)
Comment 1 Olaf Felka 2008-09-17 18:58:07 UTC
@ floeff: Who is responsible for the portable OOo?
Comment 2 floeff+ooo 2008-09-17 19:31:46 UTC
That's Marko Moeller, putting him in Cc
Comment 3 markomlm 2008-09-17 20:23:51 UTC
In Portable 3 Beta 2 from opensymbol is 
included (App/
like it is in the non portable version.

Where did You load Your version?
Comment 4 norbert2 2008-09-18 07:53:07 UTC
You are right, there is a file

But nevertheless portable OOo seems to not find/use it.

Formulas don't display special symbols like the square root symbol.

I'm using "OpenOffice_Portable_3_Beta2_en.paf.exe" which has 79,5 MB (83.384.881
Comment 5 norbert2 2008-09-18 07:57:36 UTC
Additional info:
I'm using it in a folder on my local hard drive D:, not on an USB-Stick.
Comment 6 markomlm 2008-09-18 10:56:16 UTC Portable is not designed to use it on the Desktop, cause for 
this the non portable version should be Your first choise.

This usage is not supported / recommended cause there are some problems with 
long paths and path with spaces in it!

If You'll use it on the Desktop, please use a short path without any spaces 
(like c:\programs\OpenOfficePortable) and all should be fine.

Comment 7 norbert2 2008-09-18 11:42:49 UTC
I have shortened my path from


and it is still not "fine". :-(
Comment 8 markomlm 2008-09-18 14:41:27 UTC
please send me a document for testing to markomlm[at]

I'll check this.
Comment 9 norbert2 2008-09-21 13:33:40 UTC
I think a document won't help analyzing the problem. But nevertheless I will
attach one.
Comment 10 norbert2 2008-09-21 13:37:53 UTC
Created attachment 56669 [details]
Comment 11 norbert2 2008-09-21 13:38:16 UTC
Created attachment 56670 [details]
Comment 12 markomlm 2008-09-21 20:54:37 UTC

The fonts directory is in the wrong subfolder.
Will be fixed for the final.

Please copy the fonts folder from\Basis\Share
to openoffice\share.

Thank You for the hint!
Comment 13 norbert2 2008-09-22 07:25:29 UTC
Yes, this works. Thank you.

Should we set a target milestone for this issue?
Comment 14 markomlm 2008-09-22 07:29:29 UTC
Target milestone for me is 3.0 final. But at the moment the portable version is 
not an official built, so we need no milestone here.
Comment 15 norbert2 2008-10-30 20:24:19 UTC
Hi markomlm,

I just have downloaded

It is NOT fixed there! :-(
Comment 16 markomlm 2008-10-30 21:32:27 UTC
Thank You for the hint.
Will befixed in the final.
Wrong filename for Pre-Release 1 :-(
Comment 17 kpalagin 2008-11-13 14:54:37 UTC
Confirming issue
Comment 18 kpalagin 2009-01-31 19:49:28 UTC
Any chance of fixing this issue for 3.1?
Comment 19 markomlm 2009-02-01 12:27:25 UTC
Still fixed in 3.0 portable final and in the upcomming 3.0.1 portable final.
Comment 20 floeff+ooo 2009-06-13 20:58:27 UTC