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Make Type 1 fonts (.pfb/.pfm) appear in OpenOffice on Ubuntu Linux

type1fm is no longer available in Ubuntu sources. Also LibreOffice 5.3 has dropped support for Type 1 fonts entirely.

When you install Type 1 fonts (like makandra's corporate typeface), they won't show up in OpenOffice. OpenOffice requires some additional files to process them. Stefan Gründel found out what to do Archive .

There is a tool that can produce the missing files:

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sudo apt-get install t1lib-bin

Now you can create .afm files:

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cd ~/.fonts type1afm *.pfb

Restart OpenOffice and the fonts should show up.

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Henning Koch
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about 3 years ago
by Henning Koch
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