traveling08 at cox.net
Thu May 7 14:03:42 UTC 2009
On Thu, 07 May 2009 10:16:45 +0200
kenneth hatteland <kenneth.hatteland at kleppnett.no> wrote:
> I am having serious problems getting my freebsd machines with
> abiword installed to open .doc files. Text becomes totally garbled
> and unreadable. Have searched the net and the few abiword forums I
> can find but nowhere does it say what nob is unturned on my
> freebsd installs. winxp and linux machines opens such documents ok.
> Anyone using this and know something wise ?
> OpenOffice would be an alternative, but I only have 4gb left of /usr
> so it won` t build.
> blessed be
> Kenneth, norway
I too had this problem with abiword and FreeBSD. Well, it is still
there but I have worked around it.
This is part of email I from the abiword list that I started.
I found that I could then use the bitstream-vera fonts without
any trouble. I then edited the normal.awt file locater
at /usr/local/share/abiword-2.6/templates/ from Times New Roman
to Bitstream Charter.
Now I can create new documents and when I pull in an existing
document I can "select all" and change it to Bitstream Charter.
It definitely is a bandaid fix.
All of the other files in directories
at /usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/ are gz files. I am not a
programmer but I would _guess_ the Xorg upgrade is not opening
those gz files for use by abiword.
Long story short, I am able to use abiword and can live with
I know this is not the solution you are looking for but it can help you
be productive. I am not sure but I think this started with the recent
update of Xorg.
Abiword 2.7.0 has been released and when the port is updated I am
hoping this problem is solved.
I hope this helps
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