Usage of hard space tag causes linebreaks within words

Bug #592131 reported by Benjamin Tegge on 2010-06-10
This bug affects 1 person
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libass (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

$lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Release: 10.04

$apt-cache policy libass4
  Installed: 0.9.9-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 0.9.9-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 0.9.9-0ubuntu1 0
        500 lucid/universe Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

What you expected to happen:
Usage of the hard space tag (\h) should prevent a line from breaking.

What happened instead:
The line breaks when reaching the screen width, not at the hard space, but within the word.

Example code:
Expected result:
This line should not break when exceeding the screen width.
Actual result:
This line should not break whe
n exceeding the screen width.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Have a movie file with an ASS script containing code like described above.
2. Run "mplayer -ass myfile.mkv" and skip to the corresponding scene.

Sebastian Ramacher (s-ramacher) wrote :

Please test with a newer libass. Thanks

Changed in libass (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Benjamin Tegge (livewirebt) wrote :

Just tested with 14.04 and lines with hard space seem to be properly rendered on vlc and mplayer.

$ apt-cache policy libass4
  Installed: 0.10.1-3ubuntu1
  Candidate: 0.10.1-3ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 0.10.1-3ubuntu1 0
        500 trusty/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Changed in libass (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
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