Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Oct 2008 11:36 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Features, Office After three years of development, OOo 3.0 is finally here with a bunch of new features and enhancements. Linux Format looks at the changes and rates the suite's overall performance, and you can try it yourself by downloading a copy from here.
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OpenType support still lacking...
by madcrow on Mon 13th Oct 2008 14:51 UTC
madcrow
Member since:
2006-03-13

3.0 STILL lacks proper support for OpenType fonts, which has now been pushed back to 3.1 or 3.2. Luckily, I have a nice selection of Type 1s from long ago, but for someone just getting started with building a font library, this could be a real PITA...

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

I have a nice selection of Type 1s from long ago, but for someone just getting started with building a font library, this could be a real PITA...

The practical side of me asks why font library builders weren't sent off in the 'B' Ark.

Edited 2008-10-13 15:23 UTC

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madcrow Member since:
2006-03-13

The practical side of me asks why font library builders weren't sent off in the 'B' Ark.

You're thinking of "font hoarders" who just "acquire" thousands of fonts which they then proceed to never use. Somebody who actually builds a font library goes out and carefully chooses a smaller set of really nice typefaces for different uses, then actually USES them.

While you really don't need to do this when it comes to commercial office software (MS Office comes with a number of superb faces from Monotype, while WP Office comes with a nice selection of nice Bitstream faces), you really DO need to "roll your own" library with OpenOffice.

Edited 2008-10-13 16:25 UTC

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Yes, but then all the good font library builders would be wiped out by a particularly nasty virus picked up from an unsanitised telephone.

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