Hi, after quite a bit of time I had to write and print out something again, using LIbreOffice (fresh) and I chose my all-time favorite font Linux Libertine. On the screen all looks good. In the LO print preview all looks good, and the printout looks … borked:
That’s weird I thought (has it something to do with the topic ?) . So let’s remove the linux-libertine-ttf package and re-install it … nope. But why was there a ttf-linux-libertine -g package? I guess this nice page explains it quite well:
So I uninstalled the ttf-linux-libertine package and installed the -g version of it, et voilà:
Looks like the demons have been driven out by the -g version!
So if anyone has (has had) the same problems, the cure is to install the ttf-linux-libertine-g package instead of the ttf-linux-libertine package. I am posting this, because a regular search with the keywords “linux libertine font scrambled” and quite some variations of such terms only rather accidentally brought me to the Logikal Blog entry above.
I wonder whether a default install of Manjaro contains any one of these ttf-packages (I assume that this is not the case) and if the “not-g” version is always borked (or is it only me?) why it is kept in the repositories (if it is not always defunct, I may contact the packager to ask whether he adds a note in the package description to tell people to look for the G version if they experience bad print outs).
There is a fork of this font family called Libertinus. It is actively supported and regularly updated.