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FS#66754 - [libreoffice-fresh/cantarell-fonts] export to pdf does not work for cantarell fonts

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by daimonion (demon) - Saturday, 23 May 2020, 14:09 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Sunday, 24 May 2020, 07:24 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
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Export odt document with DejaVu, Liberation or other fonts, to pdf: text on the pdf is visible.
Export odt document with Cantarell fonts to pdf: any text written in Cantarell is NOT visible

Additional info:
* libreoffice 6.4.x versions
* other people noticed this as well:

Steps to reproduce:

Write something, change the text font to Cantarell, export the document to PDF. Open the resulting PDF.
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Comment by daimonion (demon) - Saturday, 23 May 2020, 15:17 GMT
Seems it actually might be some kind of problem with the Cantarell fonts. I have found a workaround:

rm /usr/share/fonts/cantarell/Cantarell-VF.otf

LibreOffice exports Cantarell fonts to PDF normal.

So the problem is in the Cantarell-VF.otf somehow.
Comment by Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig) - Sunday, 24 May 2020, 08:15 GMT
It's an OpenType 1.8 variable font. LibreOffice needs to ignore it and use the accompanying simple fonts instead if it has problems with variable fonts.
Comment by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Sunday, 24 May 2020, 15:06 GMT