[GRLUG] Linux Biolinum font on Mac

Grand Rapids Linux Users Group grlug at grlug.org
Mon Apr 8 06:05:47 EDT 2019

On Sun, Apr 07, 2019 at 10:14:49PM -0400, Grand Rapids Linux Users Group
> I've got a font question re a Linux font on Mac.
> LibreOffice Writer on Mac shows and uses Linux Biolinum font. Yet the
> font does not appear in any of the font directories on Mac
> (System/Library/Fonts; Library/Fonts; User/Eric/Library/Fonts).
> Linux Biolinum does not show up in the font lists for MS Office or for
> Scrivener.
> Does LibreOffice have its own font storage somewhere?
> I downloaded Linux Biolinum to my Linux box a while back. I imagine it
> got carried to the Mac along with my files, but I'm not sure how. But
> maybe it comes with LibreOffice when that's installed on Mac. When I
> use Spotlight to search for "Linux Biolinum," it doesn't return a font
> file.
> When I save a LibreOffice file using Linux Biolinum as a .docx and
> open it in Word, it says it's using Linux Biolinum, but it's really
> substituting some more blocky san serif font (not Optima).

I have no clue what LibreOffice's behavior is on either Windows or Mac,
but at least in Linux you can embed fonts in the document. I assume it's
the same on other, less capable operating systems. ;)

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