Re: font substitution

From: Andrew Dunbar (
Date: Wed Jul 03 2002 - 22:34:51 EDT

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     --- Joaquín Cuenca Abela <>
    wrote: > On Wed, 2002-07-03 at 19:43, Mark Gilbert
    > > Just open a dialog "Unable to locate font XYZ,
    > defaulting to times new
    > > roman" and leave it simple.
    > ok, but after the dialog box, what should I do,
    > "hard" substitution or
    > "only visual" substitution?
    > I'm personally tempted by a "hard" substitution

    No no. You should definitely only do a visual
    substitution. I should be able to create a document
    with Arial fonts for Windows users even when I'm on
    a machine that doesn't have them.
    I especially should be able to edit such a doc created
    on a Windows machine, and save my changes without
    having changed the font in the document.

    If the user chooses two fonts which look alike, that
    is really their problem. For church secretaries it
    probably won't matter, for more technical users, they
    should be capable of adding text to a document in its
    existing fonts without having to do a "visual match".

    It would be possible to warn the user if they are
    beginning to use, save, or load a document which uses
    more than one "alias" to the same visual font. But I
    doubt that other WPs do this or have to, it should be
    optional if it's there at all.

    We could possibly make it part of a future "show

    Styles may help prevent the forseen problems from
    ocurring in the first place.

    Andrew Dunbar.

    > Cheers,
    > --
    > Joaquín Cuenca Abela


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