Issue 99503 - spaces missing in exported PDF for font TheSansMonoConNormal
Summary: spaces missing in exported PDF for font TheSansMonoConNormal
Alias: None
Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: save-export (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.1
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: needmoreinfo
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-02-22 13:19 UTC by freemant
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:41 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---

sample file containg two text areas (8.23 KB, application/
2009-02-22 13:19 UTC, freemant
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the generated PDF showing the problem (38.21 KB, application/pdf)
2009-02-22 13:21 UTC, freemant
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the font (956.26 KB, application/x-compressed)
2009-02-23 15:10 UTC, freemant
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Description freemant 2009-02-22 13:19:07 UTC
1) Create a text area and set the font to TheSansMonoConNormal.
2) Enter some text containing spaces such as "a b c".
3) Export it to PDF.
4) Observe that it will appear as "abc" in the PDF.

This doesn't happen with another font such as "Courier NEW".

I am attaching a sample file and the PDF generated. The sample file
contains two text areas, one using TheSansMonoConNormal and one using
Courier NEW.
Comment 1 freemant 2009-02-22 13:19:50 UTC
Created attachment 60361 [details]
sample file containg two text areas
Comment 2 freemant 2009-02-22 13:21:00 UTC
Created attachment 60362 [details]
the generated PDF showing the problem
Comment 3 freemant 2009-02-22 13:22:38 UTC
Note that it works perfectly in Writer but Impress has the same problem.
Comment 4 freemant 2009-02-22 13:25:50 UTC
It happens with OOo 3.0.0 too.
Comment 5 wolframgarten 2009-02-23 08:07:38 UTC
Please attach the font for reproducing. Google can't find it and it is on no
machine that is available to me.
Comment 6 freemant 2009-02-23 15:10:58 UTC
Created attachment 60387 [details]
the font
Comment 7 freemant 2009-02-23 15:14:05 UTC
Please do NOT use the font for any purpose other than reproducing the problem; I
don't own the copyright to it.
Comment 8 freemant 2009-03-02 10:14:24 UTC
Just found that it works fine on Windows XP.
Comment 9 mustang710 2011-10-01 03:28:31 UTC
I was unable to reproduce the problem with 330m19 on Ubuntu 11.04. I followed freemant’s instructions and exported pdfs from both Draw and Impress with all of the TheSansMonoCon fonts provided and the spaces appeared fine.
Comment 10 Rob Weir 2013-02-02 02:54:50 UTC
This Issue requires more information ('needmoreinfo'), but has not been updated
within the last year. Please provide feedback as requested and re-test with the the latest version of OpenOffice - the problem(s) may already be addressed. 

You can download Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 from

Please report back the outcome of your testing, so this Issue may be closed or
progressed as necessary - otherwise the issue may be Resolved as Invalid in the