Issue 73759 - turning symbols by 90° to the left using OOo-pdf generator
Summary: turning symbols by 90° to the left using OOo-pdf generator
Alias: None
Product: gsl
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.1
Hardware: All Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: OOo 3.x
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-01-22 17:41 UTC by udo_reimers
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:30 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---

Original OOo textfile (36.61 KB, text/plain)
2007-01-22 17:42 UTC, udo_reimers
no flags Details
OOo generated PDF (28.74 KB, text/plain)
2007-01-22 17:43 UTC, udo_reimers
no flags Details
FreePDF XP generated (26.70 KB, text/plain)
2007-01-22 17:44 UTC, udo_reimers
no flags Details
OpenOffice file (6.73 KB, application/vnd.sun.xml.writer)
2007-02-01 23:36 UTC, feroze_avaz
no flags Details
pdf file created use "Export to pdf option" (4.42 KB, application/pdf)
2007-02-01 23:37 UTC, feroze_avaz
no flags Details
converted by printing to ADOBE PDF Printer (11.22 KB, application/pdf)
2007-02-01 23:38 UTC, feroze_avaz
no flags Details

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Description udo_reimers 2007-01-22 17:41:19 UTC
I designed business in OOo. The text in each cell is turned by 90° using the 
option right-to left (vertical). Creating a PDF-File using the built in feature 
turns the used symbols from various fonts for phone, mobile and fax to a normal 
left to right position within the pdf-document.
Creating a PDF-file using ghostscript 8.54 and FreePDF XP gives the 
expected result. I attach the original odt, OOo.pdf and FreePDF  files, so you 
can see the example by yourself.
Comment 1 udo_reimers 2007-01-22 17:42:24 UTC
Created attachment 42390 [details]
Original OOo textfile
Comment 2 udo_reimers 2007-01-22 17:43:11 UTC
Created attachment 42391 [details]
OOo generated PDF
Comment 3 udo_reimers 2007-01-22 17:44:09 UTC
Created attachment 42392 [details]
FreePDF XP generated
Comment 4 kpalagin 2007-01-22 20:45:58 UTC
Confirming with OO 2.1 and b9107 on WinXP - icons in resulting .pdf are 
rotated differently from .odt. 
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2007-01-23 06:55:40 UTC
Reassigned to HI.
Comment 6 h.ilter 2007-01-24 14:33:13 UTC
HI->PL: See the icons at Phone etc.
Comment 7 feroze_avaz 2007-02-01 23:18:50 UTC
I successfully replicated the problem on my machine. I'm using Windows XP SP2
operating system and have OpenOffice 2.1 installed.
Here are the steps I went through to replicate the problem

1. Open OpenOffice Writer.
2. Enable Asian Language Support (If it is already enabled skip to step 3) by
going to Tool-->Options. Expand "Language Settings" on the left pane and select
Languages under it. Check "Enabled for Asian languages" option on the bottom of
the window.
3. Open Drawing Toolbar (Views --> Toolbars and make sure Drawing is checked in
the submenu).
4. Select the vertical toolbox on the Drawing Toolbar(7th from left). Insert
some symbols like phone symbol (Insert --> Special characters) 
5. Export to pdf (File --> export to pdf).
6. The symbol is aligned horizontally instead of vertically in the pdf file.

Note: If you have Adobe Acrobat Professional installed and you convert to pdf by
printing to the "Adobe PDF" printer instead of using "Export to pdf" option then
it converts fine.
Comment 8 feroze_avaz 2007-02-01 23:36:44 UTC
Created attachment 42644 [details]
OpenOffice file
Comment 9 feroze_avaz 2007-02-01 23:37:56 UTC
Created attachment 42645 [details]
pdf file created use "Export to pdf option"
Comment 10 feroze_avaz 2007-02-01 23:38:50 UTC
Created attachment 42646 [details]
converted by printing to ADOBE PDF Printer
Comment 11 feroze_avaz 2007-02-02 17:36:22 UTC
Just wanted to mention that I used Adobe Acrobat Professional 7
Comment 12 philipp.lohmann 2007-02-14 15:13:26 UTC
pl->hdu: Same behaviour on Unix, only there it is the same on the display. The
reason (in PDF ) is that in PDFWriterImpl::drawLayout reports GF_ROTL for the
symbold glyphs.
Comment 13 2007-02-14 15:37:53 UTC
Looking at the document I think you wanted to use Format->Page->Landscape...

The vertical writing feature is intended for asian users (and is only 
available if Tools->Options->Languages->CJKsupport is selected), where some 
writing system have a vertical writing direction. For an asian user symbols 
remaining unrotated are what he probably expects...

Anyway, the inconsistency is clearly a bug. We need to check if symbol glyphs 
should get rotated and then fix all use cases consistently.
Comment 14 ooo 2007-08-03 16:21:25 UTC
retargeted to 2.4
Comment 15 Martin Hollmichel 2008-02-10 16:15:20 UTC
set target 3.0
Comment 16 2008-06-03 12:30:55 UTC
Comment 17 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:30:59 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".