Issue 24618 - Zaner Bloser Font converstion broken.
Summary: Zaner Bloser Font converstion broken.
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.1
Hardware: PC Windows, all
: P4 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-01-21 05:35 UTC by balmquist
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:26 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---

bugdoc (8.06 KB, application/vnd.sun.xml.writer)
2006-05-17 14:03 UTC, eric.savary
no flags Details
screenshot (86.93 KB, image/jpeg)
2006-05-17 14:03 UTC, eric.savary
no flags Details

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Description balmquist 2004-01-21 05:35:29 UTC
The Zaner Bloser connector software that connects the individual cursive letters appears not to 
cooperate with staroffice/openoffice.  According to the instructions, you are supposed to type your 
paper in a normal font, then select the text, cut it, then run the ZB font converter and paste the 
text back.  It will not work in StarOffice/OpenOffice, however, it does work in wordpad and 
wordperfect and I can also paste the converted text from these programs back into staroffice/
openoffice and it works correctly.
Comment 1 h.ilter 2004-01-21 14:56:26 UTC
Reassigned to US
Comment 2 ulf.stroehler 2005-05-31 17:34:39 UTC
@submitter: pls. try a current snapshot of OO.o and report back whether the
problem still persits or close. Thx.
Comment 3 balmquist 2005-06-08 15:30:37 UTC
Issue still present in 1.1.4 and 1.9.104
Comment 4 ulf.stroehler 2006-04-04 13:47:31 UTC
reassigned to es.
Comment 5 eric.savary 2006-05-15 08:15:27 UTC
Please point us to a link where to find the "Zaner Bloser connector software".
Comment 6 balmquist 2006-05-15 14:00:38 UTC
Unfortunately, the software is proprietary but I'll send you an ISO image or something of the CD if that's 
what is needed to fix this. I can upload it somewhere or send you a link. Let me know.
Comment 7 eric.savary 2006-05-16 08:57:41 UTC
The Zaner Bloser Program brings manuscript fonts and has a "cursive connector"
to connect manuscript cursive charcters together.

The connector works as following:
- type some text in your document with a well readable font (Times?)
- copy it
- launch the connector
-> the connector has transformed the clipboard content into a "ZB Cursive" font
formatted text and has connected the characters
- Paste back into the application.

As stated: this works in Wordpad but not in OOo (m169 tested)

I tested as following:
- copy from OOo -> Connector -> paste in Wordpad = it doesn't work
- copy from Wordpad -> Connector -> paste in OOo = it works

So I guess there is a clipboard problem (what we send to the clipboard and what
the Connecror does with it). It may be an RTF export problem.

I send it to you because you may be interested in that font behavior ;) but I
think you may pass it on to AMA (clipboard) or FLR (RTF).

This issue is low priorized because ZB it is not excluded that it is a ZB bug
(the readme talks about Win 3.1 an 95!)

Note: as described, ZB is proprietary and I can't "attach" the program here! Ask
me directly for more.
Comment 8 eric.savary 2006-05-16 08:59:10 UTC
ES->balmquist: workaround:
- copy your text from the Writer
- Paste it in Wordpad
- Copy it again from Wordpad
- Launch the Connector
- Paste back in Writer
Comment 9 eric.savary 2006-05-17 14:02:28 UTC
ES->HDU: attaching screeshot + bugdoc.
Comment 10 eric.savary 2006-05-17 14:03:15 UTC
Created attachment 36543 [details]
Comment 11 eric.savary 2006-05-17 14:03:52 UTC
Created attachment 36544 [details]
Comment 12 2006-05-17 14:57:24 UTC
Looking at the attached bugdoc one can see that the "Zaner Bloser" application
works by replacing some characters in the clipboard by other characters. This
works when the clipboard was filled by wordpad, but not when it was filled by
OOo.  Please reassign this issue to the "Writer clipboard specialist".
Comment 13 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:24:50 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".
Comment 14 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:26:13 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".