Re: Bitstream Vera Serif Oblique

From: Stephen Viles (
Date: Mon Oct 27 2003 - 03:03:37 EST

  • Next message: Julien Olivier: "Re: Bitstream Vera Serif Oblique"

    Hi Julien,

    Can you search for this bug at -- and if you
    don't find a similar bug, can you please create a new bug and attach the
    documents. You will also need to tell us:

    1. which version of AbiWord you are using
    2. if you built AbiWord yourself, which build options you used
    3. which Linux distro and version you are using
    4. which desktop (GNOME, KDE) and version you are using

    Cheers - Stephen.

    17/10/03 1:18:56 AM, Julien Olivier <> wrote:
    > Hi
    > I have a problem with the Bitstream Vera Serif font in Abiword.
    > If I click on the "oblique" toolbar button, then write using bitstream
    > serif, it works well (the test uses this font and is oblique).
    > Then, if I try to write in roman still using Bitstream serif, it writes
    > in oblique.
    > So, I did a new test: I opened Abiword again and started writing in
    > Bitstream serif roman. It was OK. Then, I selected the roman text and
    > clicked on "oblique". The text stayed roman...
    > My conclusion is that you can't mix characters written in vera serif
    > oblique and roman in the same document.
    > After some searches, I found out that the Bitstream Vera Serif font
    > doesn't have an oblique version. It's fontconfig which emulates the
    > oblique font. That said, I tried to write a simple HTML document
    > displaying texts in both oblique and roman using the vera serif font.
    > And it worked well in Mozilla and Konqueror.
    > Should I file a bug ?
    > I attached the documents I used to test this behavior.
    > Decoded attachment(s):
    > 1. test.abw 2. test.html

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