Issue 60826 - WW8: spacing between Thai and English not preserved on import/export
Summary: WW8: spacing between Thai and English not preserved on import/export
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: save-export (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: ms_interoperability
Depends on:
Blocks: 41707 92549
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Reported: 2006-01-19 13:26 UTC by jjc
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Thai/English document created by Microsoft Word 2003 (19.50 KB, application/msword)
2006-01-19 13:27 UTC, jjc
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Thai/English document created by OpenOffice (8.00 KB, application/msword)
2006-01-19 13:29 UTC, jjc
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Description jjc 2006-01-19 13:26:46 UTC
The OOo feature of automatically adding a feature between Thai and English
causes problems with export to .doc format.

In OpenOffice, if a Thai word is followed by an English and there is an
automatic space created by OpenOffice between them, when that is saved as .doc
and opened in Microsoft Word 2003, there is no space between the two words.

Similarly, if a document is created in Microsoft Word 2003 with a Thai word
immediately followed by an English word, without any space between them, when
that is saved as .doc and then opened in OpenOffice, there will be a space
between the two words that was not there originally.
Comment 1 jjc 2006-01-19 13:27:56 UTC
Created attachment 33378 [details]
Thai/English document created by Microsoft Word 2003
Comment 2 jjc 2006-01-19 13:29:16 UTC
Created attachment 33379 [details]
Thai/English document created by OpenOffice
Comment 3 jjc 2006-01-19 13:30:51 UTC
This is related to issue 57823.
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2006-01-20 13:50:11 UTC
This is not a problem of the Word filter in OO. It is a general difference
between Writer and MS word in displaying mixed Thai/Western text.
MRU->SBA: is this intended?
Comment 5 jjc 2006-01-20 16:45:32 UTC
OOo has a paragraph property that controls whether the space is inserted or not.
 Surely the import filter should set the property so that the text looks the
same in OOo as it does in MSO.  Similarly, if a paragraph has the auto-insert
space property set in OOo, then the export filter should do the best it can to
simulate that property in MSO by adding explicit spaces between Thai/English (or
by setting a property in MSO if there is one).
Comment 6 stefan.baltzer 2006-03-07 20:22:50 UTC
SBA: What I see initially looks worse. But seems to be font-related. 
On my Windows machine, there is a huge difference in initial spacing in between
the Thai characters, too. But after formatting both in Word and OOo to the same
font, then the western-Thai spacing thingie is visible.
SBA->FME: Please proceed. 
Comment 7 frank.meies 2006-03-08 07:58:02 UTC
FME: MSO has a paragraph property "Automatically adjust space between Asian and
Latin text", which is mapped to our "Apply spacing between Asian, Latin and
Complex text" paragraph property, i.e., in MSO the spacing is *not* applied at
the boundaries of Complex text.