Subject: Re: and Xft ?
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/26/2005 11:53:50
On Thu, 26 May 2005, Geert Hendrickx wrote:

> the fonts of the user interface are not anti-aliased and
> look very ugly here.  Can this be caused by openoffice not being linked
> to Xft?

I think it comes with its own freetype library. (OpenOffice is very bad at
not using existing libraries and tools and is one of the reasons it is so
bloated and hard to build -- does anyone know if there is recent work at
getting it to use outside libraries and tools?)

You may want to look at

(If you find an answer please let us know.)

> % ldd /usr/pkg/OpenOffice.org1.1.4/program/soffice.bin
> /usr/pkg/OpenOffice.org1.1.4/program/soffice.bin:
>          -lvcl645bi => not found
>          -lsvl645bi => not found

> (all these "not found"'s are looking very bad already, is this normal?)

Yes, that is normal.

The soffice wrapper script runs the soffice wrapper script that is
installed in your home directory. Then depending on the operating system
that script sets up the library path.

For example, the ~/OpenOffice.org1.1.2/soffice exports the environment
variable LD_LIBRARYN32_PATH for IRIX systems.

 Jeremy C. Reed

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