Issue 31899 - problem with national characters
Summary: problem with national characters
Alias: None
Product: ui
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-07-22 11:16 UTC by rimga
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---

snapshot of program window (22.67 KB, image/png)
2004-07-22 11:17 UTC, rimga
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XML file of Lithuanian characters (58 bytes, text/xml)
2004-09-25 21:45 UTC, tcoulter
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Description rimga 2004-07-22 11:16:41 UTC

i am running oo under Linux Fedora core release 1 and can not input some
Lithuanian characters (in english and lithuanian versions of oo). These are
unicode codes of them: 
In other programs they are shown properly.
As you can see in submited picture rectangles are shown instead of them.
These characters are not shown in UI also.
Comment 1 rimga 2004-07-22 11:17:52 UTC
Created attachment 16677 [details]
snapshot of program window
Comment 2 rimga 2004-07-22 11:19:47 UTC
I am sorry, i forget to set OS. I noticed this problem only in Fedora Linux.
Comment 3 tcoulter 2004-09-25 21:45:14 UTC
Tim Coulter
25 Sept. 2004

I was able to replicate this error on one configurations. However, I failed to
replicate it on two other configurations. Here are the steps I followed:

1)Open the attached file, test.xml, in your favorite XML viewer. Since this is
an error with displaying the specified characters, make sure your favorite XML
viewer displays those characters properly.
2)Run Writer.
3)In Writer, make sure the selected font is “Bitsream Vera Serif.â€
4)Copy and Paste the characters from your XML viewer into Writer,
and determine if the error occurred.

Configuration that successfully replicated the error:

Configuration 1:
        Fedora Core 1 Linux Kernel 2.6.7
        Running 1.1.0
        Intel Pentium 4, 2.8 Ghz
        1 GB RAM

Configurations that failed to replicate the error:

Configuration 2:
	Gentoo Linux Kernel 2.6.8-gentoo-r3
        Running 1.1.2
        AMD Athlon XP Mobile processor 2600 (2.0 Ghz)
        ATI Radeon Mobility IGP 320M (U1)
        768 MB RAM total
        64 MB RAM shared with video card

Configuration 3:
	Fedora Core 2 Linux Kernel 2.6.5-1
        Running 1.1.2
        AMD Athlon XP Mobile processor 2600 (2.0 Ghz)
        ATI Radeon Mobility IGP 320M (U1)
        768 MB RAM total
        64 MB RAM shared with video card

Notice that Configuration 2 and 3 are the same machine running a different Linux

I was able to replicate this error only in Fedora Core 1. I was unable to
replicate the error on Fedora Core 2. However, the configurations running Fedora
had different versions of OpenOffice running. Under Gentoo Linux, OpenOffice
1.1.2 failed to replicate the error. 

The configurations above were the only configurations available for me to test.
Some more testing may be needed to pinpoint this error on a particular OS or
OpenOffice version. 
Comment 4 tcoulter 2004-09-25 21:45:48 UTC
Created attachment 17930 [details]
XML file of Lithuanian characters
Comment 5 Oliver Specht 2004-09-27 07:49:30 UTC
->HDU: Is this a font issue?
Comment 6 2004-09-27 09:01:44 UTC
The Bitstream Vera fonts do not contain these unicodes you mentioned above:
U+0105 U+012f U+016b U+0117 U+0119 U+0173

The best solution for now is to select another font that supports Lithuanian
characters. There was a discussion where someone suggested to extend the
Bitstream Vera fonts to at least the WGL set...

Maybe even installing Java (which contains some fonts with WGL support) might help.

Other than that I'm reassigning it to IH to raise awareness about the need to
ship WGL fonts in the extras...
Comment 7 nospam 2004-10-11 09:33:25 UTC
IH->Erwin: please take care of this issue