Issue 21640 - Some fonts cheat with soft hyphens
Summary: Some fonts cheat with soft hyphens
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: PC Windows 2000
: P3 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-10-24 06:10 UTC by mhosken
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:35 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Sample document and supporting .ttf font zip package (28.46 KB, application/octet-stream)
2003-10-27 09:56 UTC, mhosken
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Description mhosken 2003-10-24 06:10:18 UTC
Some fonts used for extended Roman script and non-Roman scripts often 
treat "upper ASCII" (0x80-0xFF) as being 8-bit clean. This is fine for 
OpenOffice except that U+00AD is magic (soft hyphen). Can there be some way to 
disable the action of soft hyphen for a particular character format range 
(since the behaviour is linked to the font being used) and to treat it as a 
normal character that is always displayed from the font being used.

The current behaviour will break many existing Word documents when imported 
since word holds the soft hyphen as a meta character, different from U+00AD.
Comment 1 utomo99 2003-10-27 08:34:52 UTC
Please Attach the documents which make this problem, so we can test
it/faster to confirm.  
(Without the documents, we cannot confirm the problem easily/need more
Don't forget to cut other part of the documents, so the file size is
small, but we still able to see the problem. 
Comment 2 mhosken 2003-10-27 09:56:10 UTC
Created attachment 10669 [details]
Sample document and supporting .ttf font zip package
Comment 3 2003-10-27 16:21:23 UTC
HDU->FME: problem caused Writer treating U+00AD as special character. 
Has EditEngine the same problem? 
Comment 4 frank.meies 2003-10-28 08:50:14 UTC
Comment 5 utomo99 2003-10-30 11:00:32 UTC
utomo > HDU & FME:
is this enhancement or defect ? I think it is defect 
Comment 6 mhosken 2005-03-08 07:24:10 UTC
This defect still outstanding in OO2.0 beta. Please change milestone to OO2.
Comment 7 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:55:41 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".