Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||No space characters in Postscript|
|Component:||code||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Target Milestone:||AOO PleaseHelp|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description jkon 2005-10-21 14:07:58 UTC
The generated Postscript by the printing engine does not contain space character (\n, \t, ' ', and maybe others). When I try to get the ASCII Text out of the postscript file using ps2ascii, which comes with the standard gs installation on Linux, there is no space character present. This Bug might seem a bit esoteric, but it is important in Enterprise solutions. Doing the same thing with MS-Word works just fine.
Comment 1 philipp.lohmann 2005-10-21 15:41:27 UTC
I guess you talk about Windows since spaces occur in Writer PostScript output on Unix; however newlines, tabs and other control characters are not output anywhere. Which is not only a gsl issue since writer simply does not output them.
Comment 2 jkon 2005-10-21 15:46:27 UTC
No, i was actually talking about Linux. It also happens printing from one Linux mashine via cups onto another Linux box. The Postscript on the remote mashine is than wihtout space characters as described above.
Comment 3 philipp.lohmann 2005-10-21 15:50:19 UTC
Interesting. I just printed to file with an m124 build and see many <20> in there (which are spaces). This may be filtered out by the CUPS server then, during some PostScript to PostScript filtering ?
Comment 4 jkon 2005-10-21 16:00:24 UTC
The effect also occurs when printing directly into a file, i suppose no cups is involved than. In the "graphical view" with "gv" for example i see the document formated correctly, but when i try to extract the text with ps2ascii it fails. I attach an example file to this bugreport
Comment 5 jkon 2005-10-21 16:01:35 UTC
Created attachment 30702 [details] Example file which shows the described behaviour
Comment 6 philipp.lohmann 2005-10-21 16:09:02 UTC
Ok, there are the two spaces supposed to be in there (as mentioned the 20 entries in the hex strings), but you are of course right, ps2ascii does not see them.
Comment 7 Rob Weir 2013-07-30 02:13:52 UTC
Reset assignee on issues not touched by assignee in more than 2000 days.