Issue 72458 - Recalculate space for italicized DropCaps; right part displayed cut-off
Summary: Recalculate space for italicized DropCaps; right part displayed cut-off
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2006-12-11 12:07 UTC by clytie
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Graphic showing three partial screenshots of drop-caps (49.92 KB, image/png)
2006-12-11 12:08 UTC, clytie
no flags Details
Sample file (6.74 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2006-12-12 15:42 UTC, michael.ruess
no flags Details

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Description clytie 2006-12-11 12:07:39 UTC
Select a paragraph beginning with an accented vowel:
Format > Paragraph > DropCaps > Show DropCap

The space allowed for the single drop capital does not necessarily display the accent when italic/
decorative fonts are used. In some cases, it cuts most of it off.

Since this is a decorative feature, its performance with decorative fonts is even more important than it 
normally would be.

See the attached file for screenshots of a successful single drop cap (standard font), a very unsuccessful 
single drop cap (italic/decorative font) and a moderately successful (see issue 39994) whole-word drop 
cap (italic/decorative font).

Since our language (Vietnamese) is almost completely composed of characters with combined diacritics, 
this bug really prevents us making any effective use of the drop caps feature.

Note also the extraneous marks above the drop cap area: these are parts of accents cut off (not covered 
by the area created) by previous attempts to create drop caps. For some reason, these disconnected 
marks remain displayed after the drop cap has been undone or replaced! Changing the view (zoom etc.) 
removes them, but they shouldn't be there in the first place.

I can help you test this further with the full range of Vietnamese characters.
Comment 1 clytie 2006-12-11 12:08:29 UTC
Created attachment 41321 [details]
Graphic showing three partial screenshots of drop-caps
Comment 2 pavel 2006-12-11 12:12:54 UTC
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2006-12-12 15:42:23 UTC
Created attachment 41378 [details]
Sample file
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2006-12-12 15:56:09 UTC
MRU->FME: the space for an italicized drop cap is wrong. See attached sample,
right part of the character (also part of the accentuation) are cut off.