okular PDF copy in Hebrew (or any RTL) pastes opposite

Bug #529539 reported by Uri Shabtay on 2010-02-28
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
KDE Graphics
kdegraphics (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: okular

when trying to copy from PDF files (which allow copying, like converted .odt files) in Okular, i successfully do the task in English, but in RTL languages (such as Hebrew and Arabic) -- pasting it makes the text opposite (tested on gedit, Oo 3.1.1, and Google Docs).

doing the exact same process with Adobe Reader 9 (from the repos.) pastes text perfectly.


Version: 0.8 (using 4.2.00 (KDE 4.2.0), Debian packages)
Compiler: cc
OS: Linux (x86_64) release 2.6.26-1-amd64

i select some hebrew text, copy it. open kwrite and paste it. it is backwards.

i am attaching a sample pdf file and a screen-shot of the situation.

Created attachment 31329
pdf file with hebrew text

Created attachment 31330
screen capture of copy from okular and paste into kwrite

just found out that "export to text file" is generating a simple text file with the correct order of characters :-)
if you will need it i will send it over.

tags: added: copy paste
Uri Shabtay (uri.shabtay) wrote :

by acknowledging this bug is a duplicate of my Copy/Paste bug, are you saying this is due to the opposite RTL issue?

Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

Oops, wasn't paying attention. Sorry 'bout that.

affects: okular (Ubuntu) → kdegraphics (Ubuntu)
Changed in kdegraphics (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Uri Shabtay (uri.shabtay) wrote :

thanks :)

Changed in kdegraphics:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in kdegraphics:
importance: Unknown → Medium

*** Bug 282850 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

KDE 4.10.4

the bug is still here

Changed in kdegraphics:
status: Confirmed → Unknown

*** Bug 345512 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Yaron (sh-yaron) wrote :

These doesn't seem like duplicates, are you sure?

*** Bug 396757 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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