[Solved] Text in Dialog Boxes Unreadable

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[Solved] Text in Dialog Boxes Unreadable

Postby Arathorn » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:52 pm

Hi there,

I have a problem with OOo 2.3.x under Kubuntu 7.10. The text in every dialog box of any of the OOo applications is not readable. It looks as if every single letter was replaced by a tall rectangular box, as you can see on the screenshot I linked below.

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Has anyone of you out there ever encountered this effect or a similar one? If yes, I would be very grateful for any hint on how to resolve it - as you can imagine, even trying to use OOo in a reasonable way is impossible at the moment.

TIA for any help provided!

Cheers, Arathorn.
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Re: Text in Dialog Boxes Unreadable

Postby Hagar Delest » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:30 pm

Try to change the fonts used for the applications in your KDE control center. Make sure the new font is available on your system.

Thanks to add '[Solved]' in your first post title (edit button) if your issue has been fixed.
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Re: Text in Dialog Boxes Unreadable

Postby Arathorn » Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:08 am

What I perhaps forgot to mention: deleting the user profile in ~/.openoffice.org2/ doesn't help either. Additionally, the menu bar and menu entries themselves are perfectly readable, only dialog boxes and the ruler labels are distorted in the way described.

Concerning your proposal, Hagar, I suppose you think of the options presumably named "GTK styles and fonts" in English? I changed the settings to "Use my KDE fonts in GTK applications" but that still didn't help, aside from the fact that I'm not absolutely sure if I'm looking at the right place here. :roll: However, I tried changing the fonts, but that didn't help...

Perhaps OOo needs a special package to be installed, or a system font is accidentally missing? ATM I have little to no idea where to search...

Thanks for any further suggestions!
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Re: Text in Dialog Boxes Unreadable

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:13 am

Well, if you don't have any luck neither on the Ubuntu forum, you could try to install the official version of OOo : [Ubuntu] Installing OOo on Debian and Co.

Ubuntu version of OOo is not really good, there are always problems with the packages.
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Re: Text in Dialog Boxes Unreadable

Postby Arathorn » Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:05 am

Problem still present after removal and reinstallation from the repository, but finally solved by removing the package "openoffice.org-kde" ("KDE Integration for OpenOffice.org (Widgets, Dialogs, Addressbook)").

Thanks again to everyone who bothered to help. Hope it wasn't too much of a trouble. ;)

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Re: Text in Dialog Boxes Unreadable

Postby Hagar Delest » Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:01 am

Arathorn wrote:Problem still present after removal and reinstallation from the repository

Note that the Ubuntu version (from repository) is different from the official one. Therefore, you had few chances to improve the situation reinstalling from the reps.
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Re: [Solved] Text in Dialog Boxes Unreadable

Postby Arathorn » Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:33 pm

Well, yes. You mentioned it before, and I was aware of that fact. Most likely it would have been the best choice to follow your suggestion. ;-)

But I wanted to solve the problem in a somehow systematic approach, thus I thought it would be a good idea to give the ubuntu automatisms another try first. ;-) Perhaps the distro's setup tool had accidentally selected incompatible packages or whatever - who knows? But in this case I was the fool myself by selecting the above-mentioned package to be installed additionally to the standard OOo-packages. And yes, I know that this is the point where it gets non-systematic enough to screw it all up - shame on me ;-) On the other hand, only by making this mistake the information became available which package was responsible for that effect.

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Re: [Solved] Text in Dialog Boxes Unreadable

Postby Hagar Delest » Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:47 pm

Arathorn wrote:Perhaps the distro's setup tool had accidentally selected incompatible packages or whatever - who knows?

Right, that's another possibility. Users have also reported better behavior by removing the openoffice.org-gnome-integration or something like that.
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