Issue 128010

Summary: Unicode combining attributes are not honored for Herew text in Times New Roman MT30
Product: Writer Reporter: Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz <smetz3>
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Severity: Normal    
Priority: P5 (lowest)    
Version: 4.1.3   
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Hardware: All   
OS: OS/2   
Issue Type: DEFECT Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Description Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz 2019-01-16 21:19:48 UTC
When I enter Hebrew text using the font Times New Roman MT30, the niqud (vowel pointing) is displayed between consonants even though the niqud characters have Unicode combining attributes. From ticket https://mantis.arcanoae.com/view.php?id=2005

"I've examined Times New Roman WT J (what MT30 is aliased to). FWIW, I don't believe this is really a bug in the font. Some Hebrew fonts give the vowel mark glyphs negative sidebearings, which causes them to be positioned under the preceding character even in apps that don't support smart typographic positioning. Deja Vu presumably does this, which is why it appears to work. TNRWTJ does not – which TTBOMK is perfectly permissible, it simply means it relies on the application to position the marks intelligently. OpenOffice evidently can't do this. OTOH, I tested with a Qt4 application and it does work."

I have not tried testing this under other operating systems.