Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Right to Left bullets paragraph direction incorrect|
|Component:||editing||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Version:||OOo 3.1.1||Keywords:||Arabic, Hebrew|
|Issue Type:||DEFECT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description shacharsh 2009-09-25 08:16:40 UTC
The Unicode (TR#9) standard dictates that the paragraph direction be determined by the first strongly directional character on the paragraph, unless an external mechanism exists for determining the paragraph direction. Since OpenOffice has the "RTL paragraph" and "LTR paragraph" buttons, the correct behavior is for these buttons to be the sole source for the decision of what the paragraph direction is. In impress, if you work in bullet mode, the buttons do dictate whether the bullet is displayed on the right or on the left of the presentation, but the actual paragraph direction is determined by the first directional character, with strange rendering while at it. To reproduce - open a new presentation, open a new bullet, and hit the RTL paragraph button. Next type an English word, followed by a dash and a Hebrew or Arabic word. Expected behavior: WERBEH - english * Actual behavior: -WERBEH english * Expected behavior if paragraph is English: * english - WERBEH Adding an RLM as the first character of the line makes the display as expected. Shachar
Comment 1 katyhoffman 2010-02-07 04:21:02 UTC
I was unable to reproduce this bug using DEV300m70 on a 32bit, 2.4 GHz machine with 3GB RAM running Vista SP2. I performed the following steps: 1. Open a new presentation 2. Select text 3. Select bullet button 4. Select "paragraph direction" button, right to left. This is button that looks like a large P with an arrow. Note that this is only available if enhanced language support is enabled. This is done by selecting -> tools -> options -> language settings -> languages -> enabled for complex text layout 5. Type the word "english - " result is: - English* the cursor is to the left of the hyphen 6. repeatedly select Insert -> Special characters -> any Arabic or Hebrew letter these will appear in right to left order, to the left of the dash The hyphen is between the words regardless of spacing around the hyphen - whether or not you put a space before or after the hyphen, the dash is always between the English and Hebrew (or Arabic) letters.
Comment 2 maand 2010-05-01 18:46:01 UTC
I can confirm this issue with OOo 3.2.0 on openSuSE 11.1-x64 with keyboard layout Hebrew and German.