[clug] Dealing with Font Clashes

Geoff Smith gsmith at geoffco.net
Tue Oct 7 21:13:40 EST 2003

I had the same problem (right down to the " being displayed as ?). I'd 
installed the MS core fonts on one machine, made a document using 
TimesNewRoman and opened it on another machine without the core fonts 
installed. As much as I remember, changing the font didn't fix it. I had 
to install the core fonts on the second machine.


Stephen Jenkin wrote:
> I've been loaned a laptop with a Debian (knoppix) distribution.
> Normally things work as expected [my German is not useful, though]
> I imported some OpenOffice docs from my RH8 systems to it.
> The 'double quote' marks display as '?'
> I'd presumed that I didnt have enough fonts loaded,
> but looking at it more, I think I have a font clash - the same font
> described in two font families [uru & xf86 I think]
> The font is "Nimbus Roman No 9"
> I havent googled or RTFM yet.
> Does anyone have any quick pointers or should I STFW & RTFM and ask again?
> cheers
> sj
> Steve Jenkin, Unix Sys Admin
> 0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
> PO Box 48, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA

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