Issue 19766 - Characters are incorrectly carried over from Web pages into OO
Summary: Characters are incorrectly carried over from Web pages into OO
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.1b
Hardware: PC Windows ME
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2003-09-18 16:39 UTC by Unknown
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description Unknown 2003-09-18 16:39:38 UTC
When a URL is used for accessing a document, OO does not produce the correct
charactes in some cases.

Illustration : The document title 

"An introduction to Thunderbird, part 1"


is diplayed in a serif typeface while on the Web it is diplayed in a non-serif

This happens in Windows ME and in Windows XP, as well as in Linux in version 1.0.3
Comment 1 utomo99 2003-09-19 10:26:06 UTC
Please explain more about how to reproduce the problem, step by step.
and which browser you are using, ETC

Comment 2 Unknown 2003-09-19 17:56:44 UTC
If you connect to the URL I provided (for example):

in MozillaFirebird, Konqueror and IE6 the document is displayed with
the titles as well as the text in the same sans-serif characters
(Arial). This is how the document should be displayed. This is true
for Linux (MozillaFirebird & Konqueror) and in WIndows XP and ME
(MozillaFirebird & IE6)

In Word 2002 (on Windows XP), when you do 'File | Open' and type the
URL in the Document Name field, Word fetches the document over the
Internet and displays the document just like the Web browsers do
titles in the same typeface as text (Arial).

When you do the same thing in OpenOffice Writer the document is
displayed with titles in Times New Roman and text in Arial. This is
the error: titles too should be in Arial.
Comment 3 sforbes 2003-12-08 10:18:55 UTC
Here is the relavent code from the external style sheet of the site:
body {
  background-color: #fff;
  font-family: verdana, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;
  font-size: 82%;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  background-repeat: no-repeat;
  background-attachment: scroll;
h1 {
  font-weight: bold;
  font-size: 200%;
  padding-top: 0.5ex;
  padding-bottom: 0.5ex;
  margin-top: 3ex;

In the HTML itself, many headers are marked as H3, which is undefined in the
CSS. Therefore, they should inherit the style defeinition from the rest of the
body (the only place in the style sheet where a sans serif font is declared).

It seems that for some reason OO is ignoring this inheritanse.

We should test to see if this happens with an inline stylesheet as well, or only
with external ones.

Comment 4 utomo99 2003-12-19 03:58:13 UTC
on MY OOo it is show in the font type:
verdana, tahoma, helvetica. 
I think it is different font

Comment 5 jack.warchold 2004-02-10 16:37:20 UTC
reassigend to es

can you please take a look on this issue?

i can confirm the reporter errorreport

set to new 
reassigned to es
set target to OOo later
set version to 1.1.1b
Comment 6 eric.savary 2004-10-24 14:11:42 UTC
ES->AMA: AFAIK OOo cannot read external stylesheets. This example proves the
contrary. The use of Verdana font is only defined in the stylesheet and OOo
applies it to the text. But it does not do it for every style defined.

Please decide if you want to dispatch this, keep it in your intray or "wontfix"