[Upstream] [hardy] combining diacritics should be CTL

Bug #75608 reported by Denis Moyogo Jacquerye on 2006-12-13
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
In Progress
openoffice.org (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Openoffice doesn't consider combining diacritics to be CTL and therefore doesn't use the placement data available in some fonts. For example 'ɛ́ Ɛ́' should display the combining acute on top of the ɛ, not merging with the Ɛ.
Some fonts like DejaVu Serif/Sans, Junicode, Doulos SIL, Charis SIL can place those combining diacritics correctly but Openoffice does not allow it.

has a line disabling CTL for the range 0x0300 to 0x0370
This should be removed.

Note: the original reporter indicated the bug was in package 'openoffice'; however, that package was not published in Ubuntu.

Chris Cheney (ccheney) wrote :


Can you look at this bug and let me know if it is still affecting OpenOffice 2.3.0?


Chris Cheney

Changed in openoffice.org:
assignee: nobody → arnegoetje
status: New → Incomplete
Denis Moyogo Jacquerye (moyogo) wrote :

It still does, and/since nothing has changed upstream.

Arne Goetje (arnegoetje) wrote :

Works for me in the latest Hardy version of oo.o writer, tested with DejaVu Sans:

é (e U+0301) and έ (U+03B5 U+0301) are rendered correctly.

Can you please test again on Hardy?


Denis Moyogo Jacquerye (moyogo) wrote :

> é (e U+0301) and έ (U+03B5 U+0301) are rendered correctly.
That's out of luck. Try Ɛ́ (U+0190 U+0301), it's clear U+0301 isn't repositioned although DejaVu Sans provides the data.

Arne Goetje (arnegoetje) wrote :

OK, I can confirm this with U+0190 U+0301 in 2.4.0.

According to upstream, this is a target for oo.o 3.0

Changed in openoffice.org:
assignee: arnegoetje → nobody
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in openoffice:
status: Unknown → In Progress
Chris Cheney (ccheney) on 2008-03-15
description: updated
Chris Cheney (ccheney) on 2008-06-14
Changed in openoffice.org:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Chris Cheney (ccheney) on 2010-05-13
tags: added: hardy
Changed in openoffice.org (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix

[This is an automated message.]
There are no new official OpenOffice.org releases in Ubuntu packaging anymore => Won't Fix

If the problem persists, please mark this bug as "also affects project Libreoffice" or "also affects distribution Libreoffice (Ubuntu)" if that has not happened already.

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