Nimbus Sans L looks a bit squashed….

Dear Reader,

If you have been preparing documents that suddenly look a little squashed when using the Nimbus Sans L font in Libreoffice on Ubuntu 12.04, I found the following to be quite useful:

  1. Recall the good old days of the early 21st century when such problems were much much more common.
  2. Install and re-install a bunch of font related packages to no effect
  3. Install the gsfonts-x11 package – this appears to solve the problem.

You can tell if you have this problem when you hit F11 to edit the styles, right click on the style you have selected and when you go to the font it is listed as Nimbus Sans L Condensed rather than Nimbus Sans L.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s