Issue 114152 - "Hindi" and "Arabic" numerals not set correctly
Summary: "Hindi" and "Arabic" numerals not set correctly
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: OOO330m3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2010-08-27 15:34 UTC by robmcmahon
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:22 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Test document showing the Eastern Arabic numbers (7.28 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2010-08-31 17:29 UTC, robmcmahon
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Description robmcmahon 2010-08-27 15:34:21 UTC
There are a number of bug reports about this, with the workaround of going to
Tools->Options->Language Settings->Complex Text Layout->Numerals, and selecting
Context.  It doesn't seem to have been fixed though.  Every time I upgrade, it
goes wrong again, and I have to remember just where this setting is.

I recently upgraded from 3.1.0, OOO310m11 (Build:9399), to OOo-dev 3.3.0
OOO330m3 (Build: 9519), opened a recent document which used to show the numerals
just fine, and now they're converted to what I call Arabic but maybe more
correctly "Eastern Arabic" (٠.١.٢.٣.٤.٥.٦.٧.٨.٩).  (To me Hindi numerals are the
Devanagari characters (०.१.२.३.४.५.६.७.८.९)).  Cutting and pasting the Eastern
Arabic numerals gives the Western 0-9.

Even opening a new document defaults to this, so it's not about incorrectly
importing settings.  This has to be wrong, and will surely put off any new users.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2010-08-27 16:58:02 UTC
Please attach a sample document; thanks in advance!
Comment 2 eric.savary 2010-08-29 09:21:20 UTC
Attach a sample document and give a step by step description of what you do, get
and expect.
Comment 3 robmcmahon 2010-08-31 17:23:58 UTC
I'll attach a document.  If I rename all of my .{open,star}office* directories
and start from scratch, all's well.  If I open a new document without this move
it defaults to displaying "Eastern Arabic" numerals "١,٢,٣".  If I cut&paste
these digits from this document into somewhere like this it appears as the
standard western digits 1, 2, 3.
Comment 4 robmcmahon 2010-08-31 17:29:10 UTC
Created attachment 71505 [details]
Test document showing the Eastern Arabic numbers
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2010-09-02 07:46:30 UTC
OK, now I understand what you mean. Thanks for clarification.

MRU->OD: Though setting "Hindi" numberings in "Tools.Options.Language
settings.Complex text layout" to "Hindi", Arabic numerals will be uses instead
of Devangari when starting a numbered list.
Comment 6 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:22:26 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".