Still can't print documents if otf fonts are used in them

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Still can't print documents if otf fonts are used in them

Post by attilas » Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:47 pm

​I installed the ​SoftMaker Office 2016 for Linux rev 74​9.1​207, and
If I use .otf fonts, for example ​"Linux Biolinum O​" in my documents, then I can’t print them. On my printer’s LCD appears a ​"printing document​" message for a short moment, but nothing else happens.

In the SoftMaker Office’s ​"printer setup​" dialog I tried to use the postscript output, with 600dpi and 96dpi.
I tried the PDF output option too, but it complains about non-embeddable fonts. (But via the File menu I can successfully export to pdf with embedding all fonts, and then I can print it from a pdf reader.)

I use a HP LaserJet 1536dnf MFP printer on OpenSUSE Tumbleweed x86_64 (20151201) and with the HPLIP (3.15.9-1.1 x86_64) driver.
The Linux Biolinum O font package can be downloaded via http://www.linuxlibertine.org/

Affected SoftMaker Office products and version:
TextMaker Professional 2016​ for Linux​ - rev 74​9.1​207
Planmaker Professional 2016​ for Linux​ - rev 74​9.1​207
Presentations Professional 2016​ for Linux​ - rev 74​9.1​207

(Sorry for my basic English)
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Re: Still can't print documents if otf fonts are used in them

Post by sven-l » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:36 am

Could you please send us such a font to forum(at)softmaker.de referring to this thread? Thank you!
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Re: Still can't print documents if otf fonts are used in them

Post by attilas » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:05 pm

sven-l wrote:Could you please send us such a font to forum(at)softmaker.de referring to this thread? Thank you!
Files sent. Thank you for your assistance!

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Re: Still can't print documents if otf fonts are used in them

Post by attilas » Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:37 pm

sven-l wrote:Could you please send us such a font to forum(at)softmaker.de referring to this thread? Thank you!
sven-l,
Are there any news on this issue?
Can you reproduce it?

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Re: Still can't print documents if otf fonts are used in them

Post by sven-l » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:56 pm

It shouldn't happen with the next service pack release. Please check it and reports if it happens again.
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Re: Still can't print documents if otf fonts are used in them

Post by attilas » Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:29 am

Is there any news on the next service pack release :?:

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Re: Still can't print documents if otf fonts are used in them

Post by Jim-J » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:50 am

Hello,

the next service pack will be released soon.
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Re: Still can't print documents if otf fonts are used in them

Post by attilas » Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:34 am

Still happens with the latest service pack... but I see, you implemented a fascinating popup message...
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But I don't care anymore...

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Re: Still can't print documents if otf fonts are used in them

Post by martin-k » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:45 am

OpenOffice and LibreOffice silently convert OpenType fonts to PostScript Type 1 (and sometimes fail while doing this) because many PostScript printers are unable to print CFF-type outline fonts.

We chose to offer an automatic conversion to TrueType because this will always work. The conversion is done using FontForge. Install it, and you can print documents that use OpenType fonts.

The other problem about PDF files that are destined for printing not embedding all fonts is also resolved.
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Re: Still can't print documents if otf fonts are used in them

Post by attilas » Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:26 pm

martin-k,

Thank you, it works with FontForge :)
At first I understood the message this way: I should convert my OpenType fonts to TrueType fonts with FontForge, and install them, and use them that way. ... Maybe my English skills were the problem.

By the way, if I choose the postscript output instead of PDF I don't get this notification window, and nothing happens.

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