Issue 9917 - characters in formulas are incorrectly displayed
Summary: characters in formulas are incorrectly displayed
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 12557
Alias: None
Product: Math
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: 643C
Hardware: PC Windows ME
: P2 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: nospam
QA Contact: issues@sw
: 4189 9850 10415 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 10197
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Reported: 2002-12-07 06:55 UTC by allaw
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:56 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description allaw 2002-12-07 06:55:33 UTC
I found that characters specialy operaters such as "+" in formulas are 
displaye as boxes. I installed and reinstalled it but nothing has changed. I 
deleted Opensymbol font and reinstalled it but got no result. It seems that 
windows 98 displays the characters of Opensymbol as boxes. This what I noticed 
when I viewed the font in "Character map utility". I don't have any problem 
with Windows xp.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2002-12-19 16:25:17 UTC
Sometimes on win98 the fonts are not registered correctly by the
system. Please try to reboot Win98 and the go to the Windows/Fonts
folder and doubleclick the OpenSymbol font. Then it should work (at
least this helped in several cases).
Comment 2 allaw 2002-12-23 16:28:17 UTC
Your suggestion did not work. Opensymbol font can not be viewed in 
windows 98 or ME. I doubled clicked on it after reboot, nothing but 
empty boxes are displayed.
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2003-01-06 15:44:22 UTC
MRU->HDU: That's really true. The OpenSymbol font only displays small
boxes as characters under Win98.
Comment 4 2003-01-07 11:51:52 UTC
W98/WME and unicode based symbol font are troublesome. 
The CTL changes caused some regressions because the 
more advanced API's needed for this are not correctly 
supported on these OS. Looking for a workaround... 
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2003-01-07 15:41:49 UTC
*** Issue 10415 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 thorsten.ziehm 2003-01-16 15:05:24 UTC
It is a P2 problem, when fonts do not work on some platforms.
Comment 7 michael.ruess 2003-01-31 10:26:56 UTC
*** Issue 4189 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 michael.ruess 2003-02-11 10:06:14 UTC
*** Issue 9850 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 9 michael.ruess 2003-02-11 10:11:08 UTC
*** Issue 9850 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 10 2003-02-13 13:33:37 UTC
HDU->IH: Opensymbol's broken CMAP... 
Comment 11 nospam 2003-02-13 16:23:32 UTC
IH: new Opensymbol font with corrected CMAP tables checked in.
Comment 12 sos 2003-02-18 11:45:39 UTC
Where do we find this "new Opensymbol font with corrected CMAP 
tables" ??? 
Comment 13 oc 2003-02-20 17:02:28 UTC
Not fixed in apps01
Comment 14 guido.pinkernell 2003-03-27 21:07:21 UTC
I have encountered a similar problem with 1.1beta the details of which
could be of interest for resolving this issue:

Some fonts don´t show, i.e. they are not even replaced by boxes. This
happens with esp. "cdot" and "circ". The OOo history of my computer
(W98SE) could throw some light on your problem:

[1] 1.0.2 installed. No problems with math formula here (except pdf
exported formulas via ps and ghostcript showed black circles instead
of brackets and other fonts)

[2] 644_m4 installed for a few days. Installation process asked
whether to replace a certain font file: ???____.ttf (can´t quite
recall the name). I said not to replace. No problems with math formula
here either.

[3] 1.1b installed after deinstalling 644_m4. Installation process
again asked whether to replace the same (I think) font file. This time
I said yes. The described problem with cdot and circ appeared after
this, not only with 1.1b but also with 1.0.2.

Maybe this helps. Otherwise ignore.

Comment 15 nospam 2003-03-31 16:40:24 UTC
IH: I think this one is double to 12557

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 12557 ***
Comment 16 nospam 2003-05-21 10:21:22 UTC
IH: closed