Issue 35011 - quotation marks do not render properly in courier font
Summary: quotation marks do not render properly in courier font
Alias: None
Product: gsl
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.3
Hardware: PC Windows 2000
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO PleaseHelp
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2004-10-05 14:07 UTC by scenturion
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:41 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Attachments writer doc used to create screenshot (5.26 KB, application/vnd.sun.xml.writer)
2004-10-05 14:49 UTC, scenturion
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screenshot of rendering file: quotes_dont_work_in_courier.sxw (940.43 KB, image/bmp)
2004-10-05 14:51 UTC, scenturion
no flags Details calc doc with the same text (5.23 KB, application/vnd.sun.xml.calc)
2004-10-05 14:52 UTC, scenturion
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screenshot of rendering file: quotes_work_fine_in_calc.sxc (940.43 KB, image/bmp)
2004-10-05 14:53 UTC, scenturion
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Description scenturion 2004-10-05 14:07:00 UTC

windows 2000 professional 1.1.3 (did a fresh install this morning)
J2SDK 1.4.2_03


The quotation marks, "", do not display properly in courier font in Writer. They
do work in Calc, though.

Steps to reproduce bug:
1. open
2. click File -> new -> Text Document.
3. Loading a text document loads the default toolbars at the top of the window.
One has a drop-down menu with "Times New Roman" in it. Click on this drop-down
menu and change "Times New Roman" to "Courier".
4. Click in the text area and type a few quotation marks. They will appear as
dot characters. Like this --> .

Interestingly enough, if you do the same thing in Calc, the quotes work just fine.

I will attach a few screenshots so you can see what I mean.

Comment 1 scenturion 2004-10-05 14:49:53 UTC
Created attachment 18142 [details] writer doc used to create screenshot
Comment 2 scenturion 2004-10-05 14:51:22 UTC
Created attachment 18143 [details]
screenshot of rendering file: quotes_dont_work_in_courier.sxw
Comment 3 scenturion 2004-10-05 14:52:06 UTC
Created attachment 18144 [details] calc doc with the same text
Comment 4 scenturion 2004-10-05 14:53:36 UTC
Created attachment 18145 [details]
screenshot of rendering file: quotes_work_fine_in_calc.sxc
Comment 5 scenturion 2004-10-05 14:55:15 UTC
Sorry about the butt ugly coloring in the bmps. :)

I reduced the resolution to 256 colors so they're smaller.

Comment 6 michael.ruess 2004-10-06 09:49:00 UTC
MRU->US: pls have a look.
Comment 7 ulf.stroehler 2004-10-06 11:05:18 UTC
us->hdu: any ideas?
Comment 8 2004-10-06 12:07:32 UTC
Writer's autocorrection changes the "normal quotation marks" to typographical
quotation marks U+201X and the Courier font available on this system doesn't
support these unicodes. Courier is one of the few surviving bitmap fonts on the
Win32 platform and since we don't have access to the font file we cannot
calculate the unicode coverage it provides. So when typgographical quote is
requested that is not supported by the font we don't know that the glyph
fallback feature could be triggered.

HDU->submitter: as a quick workaround I suggest to change Courier to Courier New
or to disable the "typographical quote autocorrection" in the "Custom Quotes"
tabpage in the Tools->AutoCorrection dialog...

It would probably be a good idea to no longer support these ancient bitmap fonts
on the Win32 platform...
Comment 9 ulf.stroehler 2004-10-18 13:21:50 UTC
US->US: need to clarify with UserEx whether we could abandon win bitmap fonts.
Comment 10 ulf.stroehler 2005-05-30 12:01:35 UTC
US->FT: can we abandon/ignore Bitmap fonts on Windows platforms for the future?
Comment 11 falko.tesch 2005-10-20 15:58:08 UTC
FT: Targeted, priorised and re-assigned to default feature request owner.
Comment 12 ace_dent 2008-05-16 01:41:31 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

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