Issue 90287 - Malayalam rendering is wrong
Summary: Malayalam rendering is wrong
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0 Beta
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial with 6 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Depends on: 89262
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Reported: 2008-06-03 07:12 UTC by baijum
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:52 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---

Malayalam rendering using Lohit (277.96 KB, image/png)
2008-06-03 07:14 UTC, baijum
no flags Details
Malayalam rendering using Meera font (258.55 KB, image/png)
2008-06-03 07:15 UTC, baijum
no flags Details
Malayalam rendering using Rachana font (230.18 KB, image/png)
2008-06-03 07:16 UTC, baijum
no flags Details
Malayalam rendering test file (12.32 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2008-06-03 07:16 UTC, baijum
no flags Details
using suruma font (268.10 KB, image/png)
2008-06-03 12:19 UTC, pravi
no flags Details
using RaghuMalayalam font (270.53 KB, image/png)
2008-06-03 12:34 UTC, pravi
no flags Details

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Description baijum 2008-06-03 07:12:25 UTC
1. When bold is not enabled the text is not visible in the screen. Nothing comes
in screen while typing. When the blank lines are selected and applied "bold" the
text becomes visible.

2. nta (ന്റ) rendering is borken in new version.

3. samvruthokram patch is not seen in the new version[1]. See the last word in
the first line(കുത്തു്)

Comment 1 baijum 2008-06-03 07:13:25 UTC
Attaching the screenshots with Lohit(Typewriter/reformed script font). Meera,
and Rachana font. Screenshots shows the side by side comparison of 2.4 version
and Oo-Dev 3.0 version. 

a) Black text means it is unaffected

b) Green means Correct rendering

c) Red means incorrect rendering

d) While using Rachana font in Oo-Dev 3.0, even if the text is bold, nothing is
visible to user as shown in screenshot.
Comment 2 baijum 2008-06-03 07:14:45 UTC
Created attachment 54193 [details]
Malayalam rendering using Lohit
Comment 3 baijum 2008-06-03 07:15:29 UTC
Created attachment 54194 [details]
Malayalam rendering using Meera font
Comment 4 baijum 2008-06-03 07:16:08 UTC
Created attachment 54195 [details]
Malayalam rendering using Rachana font
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2008-06-03 07:16:21 UTC
Reassigned to SBA.
Comment 6 baijum 2008-06-03 07:16:59 UTC
Created attachment 54196 [details]
Malayalam rendering test file
Comment 7 pravi 2008-06-03 12:19:36 UTC
Created attachment 54203 [details]
using suruma font
Comment 8 pravi 2008-06-03 12:21:36 UTC
I can confirm bugs 1, 2 and 3.

I have a new observation to make, samvruthokaram is rendered correctly with
suruma font.
Comment 9 pravi 2008-06-03 12:33:39 UTC
Fonts for testing can be downloaded from
Comment 10 pravi 2008-06-03 12:34:34 UTC
Created attachment 54204 [details]
using RaghuMalayalam font
Comment 11 manilalkm 2008-08-06 10:11:03 UTC
*** Issue 90287 has been confirmed by votes. ***
Comment 12 malte_timmermann 2008-09-18 18:34:09 UTC
HDU: Please have a look at that...
Comment 13 2008-09-19 08:17:07 UTC
@baijum: a lot of fixes that might have to do with this went in since OOo30b1, please check 
with a newer version, e.g. OOo30rc2. 

@sba: please check if this is still a problem