switching paragraph style changes character orientation

Bug #1093765 reported by Inkbug on 2012-12-26
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libreoffice (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

1) lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 13.04
Release: 13.04

2) apt-cache policy libreoffice-writer
  Installed: 1:4.0.2-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1:4.0.2-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1:4.0.2-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

3) What is expected to happen in Writer via a terminal:
cd ~/Desktop && wget https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/1093765/+attachment/3688368/+files/test-bug1093765.doc && lowriter --nologo test-bug1093765.doc

is select all -> change combo box Apply Style from Text Body to Heading 1 and the text style changes, preserving the character order.

4) What happens instead is:
(Example text=) טקסט לדוגמה

changes to:
טקסט לדוגמה (=Example text)

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Word Version 14.0.6023.1000 (32-bit) changes it to:
=)טקסט לדוגמהExample text(

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: libreoffice-core 1:3.6.2~rc2-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-21.32-generic
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-21-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu9
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Dec 26 11:20:42 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin
MarkForUpload: True
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: libreoffice
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-10-19 (67 days ago)

Inkbug (inkbug) wrote :
Doug Lomax (dlomax11) wrote :

I have:
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit
Build ID: 350m1(Build:2)

I verified this bug.

Inkbug, thank you for reporting this and helping make Ubuntu better. Could you please provide a document that demonstrates this problem?

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
affects: hundredpapercuts → df-libreoffice
Inkbug (inkbug) wrote :

Attached an example document.

The document should open with a line of Hebrew and English text going right to left.

If the style of the text is switched from "Text Body" to any thing else, it would switch to left to right.

This is still happening in LibreOffice on Ubuntu 13.04

Inkbug (inkbug) wrote :


As I commented above, this is still happenning in Ubuntu 13.04, LibreOffice

When I open the file, it opens with a line of text going right-to-left. When I press Ctrl-1, it switches to Heading 1 style, but is now going left-to-right instead of right-to-left.

tags: added: raring

Inkbug, The issue you are reporting is an upstream one. It would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions verbatim at http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport . If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about the status. Thanks in advance.

Helpful bug reporting tips:

Status -> Triaged

description: updated
Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
summary: - switching style of paragraph switches direction
+ switching paragraph style changes character orientation

This release of Ubuntu is no longer receiving maintenance updates. If this is still an issue on a maintained version of Ubuntu please let us know.

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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