Issue 55986 - impossible to paste text with diacritic symbols - regression
Summary: impossible to paste text with diacritic symbols - regression
Alias: None
Product: gsl
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: 680m130
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO PleaseHelp
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 73392 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2005-10-14 12:37 UTC by richlv
Modified: 2013-02-07 21:56 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description richlv 2005-10-14 12:37:03 UTC
kde 3.4.2.
try copying some text from, for example, that contains diacritic 
symbols and pasting it in an application. if the text is plaintext (try 
to copy from opera), all diacritic symbols are replaced with "?"

on the same machine doing this with 1.1.4 works flawlessly.

if i copy that text from firefox, it is copied correctly. if i copy that text, 
paste it in kedit and then try pasting in, it is turned to "?" again.

pasting works in previous version of and kedit. text that is copied from 
kedit and pasted in also shows up with "?"

this has been reproduced on several computers and pretty much makes working with 
2.0 versions in latvia impossible :/

this is almos the same as issue 18962, but 1.1 versions started to work in this 
regard at some point. now pre-1.9 have regressed :/
Comment 1 thorsten.martens 2005-10-21 10:45:35 UTC
TM->US: please have a look, thanks !
Comment 2 ulf.stroehler 2005-10-21 15:34:36 UTC
can you pls. confirm: cp&paste from firefox to OO.o2.0 works but from opera fails?
Comment 3 richlv 2005-10-21 15:39:03 UTC
i'm not sure this was directed at me ;), but :

copy and paste from most applications (kedit, opera) to 2.0 fails;
copying from these applications to 1.1.4 works;
copying from firefox to 2.0 works.
Comment 4 ulf.stroehler 2005-10-21 16:17:27 UTC
us->pl: we seem to have problems to cp&paste at least latin extended characters
from opera to OO.o 2.0 (firefox is innocent). Can you help?
Comment 5 philipp.lohmann 2005-11-23 14:31:50 UTC
pl->us: actually the diacritics work quite well when pasting from kate, but not
when pasting from konqueror. This seems to be a matter of HTML import rather
than the clipboard. Who does the html import ?
Comment 6 ulf.stroehler 2005-11-24 12:44:27 UTC
us->ama: would you kindly reassign to the respective person regarding
html-import. Thx.
Comment 7 Mathias_Bauer 2005-12-02 14:27:29 UTC
Retargetted due to workload
Comment 8 pholie 2006-01-25 16:48:33 UTC
I can confirm this very unpleasant bug. When copying some text with diacritics 
from some apps, the special characters are replaced by ?. Try this text for 
example: ÄŒierna Hora sa spamätáva z najhorÅ¡ieho železniÄného neÅ¡Å¥astia vo svojej 

When I copy it from Opera, Konqueror or Krusader (it's not a browser, but 
doesn't matter) and paste into OO writer, chars like Å¡Äž are replaced by ?.

When copying from Firefox, it works fine.

OpenOffice 2.0.1, linux, installed from OOo_2.0.1_LinuxIntel_install.tar.gz, not 
 manually compiled.
Comment 9 sadeagle 2007-04-07 16:58:37 UTC
As far as I can see, the bug is at the OOo end (tested with 2.1): it requests 
the text/html;charset=utf-8 clipboard target but decodes it as utf-16. Note 
that mozilla only advertises text/html (along with a slew of internal 

(And on a related note, for plain text OOo seems to prefer COMPOUND_TEXT over 
UTF8_STRING, which could cause some C&P issues as well...)

Comment 10 Rainer Bielefeld 2007-04-09 07:20:34 UTC
*** Issue 73392 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 11 macias 2007-08-27 21:32:27 UTC
I don't know if it is important or not, but currently it still does not work, 
but every letter seems to be translated from UTF8 (?) to raw 8bit. So no more 
question marks, but it is of course no improvement.

Opera->OOffice mentioned here works fine now. However Konqueror (and only when 
displaying text, not when editing)->OOffice does not work.

My report from KDE:
Comment 12 richlv 2007-08-28 14:28:55 UTC
some additional data from my system :

kde 3.5.7, opera 9.23, m225.

pasting from opera and kedit now works (i must admit, i didn't even notice at 
which point did this change...).

konq-> does not. but it fails completely with 'requested clipboard format 
is not available'.

oh, well. can't reproduce that anymore. it now pastes the text, but, as noted, 
text is garbled. not sure which app to blame now :)
Comment 13 macias 2008-05-16 14:11:09 UTC
Works for me (KDE3.5.9 + OO2.4.0). 
Comment 14 richlv 2008-05-21 10:11:06 UTC
works for me as well with 2.4.0, kde 3.5.9 (konqueror & kedit) and opera 

for some reason i (as a submitter) can't close this, though.