[Upstream] Using numbers with RTL text breaks underline

Bug #725792 reported by Shimi Chen on 2011-02-26
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
LibreOffice
Confirmed
Medium
OpenOffice
New
Wishlist
abiword (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
libreoffice (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned
openoffice.org (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: openoffice.org
Binary package hint: libreoffice

1)
Natty:
lsb_release -rd
apDescription: Ubuntu Natty (development branch)
Release: 11.04

Maverick:
lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 10.10
Release: 10.10

2)
Natty:
apt-cache policy libreoffice-writer
libreoffice-writer:
  Installed: 1:3.3.2-1ubuntu2
  Candidate: 1:3.3.2-1ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 1:3.3.2-1ubuntu2 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/main i386 Packages 100
/var/lib/dpkg/status

Maverick:
apt-cache policy libreoffice-writer
libreoffice-writer:
  Installed: 1:3.3.2-1ubuntu2~maverick1
  Candidate: 1:3.3.2-1ubuntu2~maverick1
  Version table:
 *** 1:3.3.2-1ubuntu2~maverick1 0
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu/ maverick/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

3) What is expected to happen is when one opens via the Terminal:

cd ~/Desktop && wget https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/+bug/725792/+attachment/1981833/+files/underlinebreak.odt && loimpress -nologo underlinebreak.odt

all the characters on one line that are marked underlined have one, continuous underline.

4) What happens instead is that the underline breaks after a number.

WORKAROUND: Use Abiword.

Original Reporter Comments:
-Write some underlined text in an RTL language(tested Hebrew and Arabic)
-Write a number(still in the same underline)
Result: the underline breaks.
This does not happen in English.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: openoffice.org-writer 1:3.2.1-7ubuntu1.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-25.44-generic 2.6.35.10
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-25-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx wl
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Feb 27 00:18:21 2011
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101008.1)
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: openoffice.org

Shimi Chen (shimi-chen) wrote :
Shimi Chen (shimi-chen) on 2011-04-01
description: updated

To reproduce:
-Open LibreOffice Writer
-Write some underlined text in an RTL language(tested Hebrew and Arabic)
-Write a number(still in the same underline)
Result: the underline breaks.
This does not happen in English.

Changed in openoffice:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → New

Shimi Chen, thank you for reporting this bug and helping make Ubuntu better. Could you please attach a Writer document that demonstrates this problem?

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in openoffice.org (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in df-libreoffice:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed

Shimi Chen, could you please attach a Writer document that demonstrates this problem?

Created attachment 45268
Some underlined Hebrew text with a number.

The underline is broken before each number.

Shimi Chen (shimi-chen) wrote :

Shimi Chen, this issue is reproducible via the Terminal:

cd ~/Desktop && wget https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/+bug/725792/+attachment/1981833/+files/underlinebreak.odt && loimpress -nologo underlinebreak.odt

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Marking to Confirmed.

lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 10.10
Release: 10.10

apt-cache policy libreoffice-writer
libreoffice-writer:
  Installed: 1:3.3.2-1ubuntu2~maverick1
  Candidate: 1:3.3.2-1ubuntu2~maverick1
  Version table:
 *** 1:3.3.2-1ubuntu2~maverick1 0
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu/ maverick/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in openoffice.org (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
description: updated
description: updated
Changed in df-libreoffice:
importance: Medium → Low

This must be a kind of off-by-one error ;-) When I zoom it, it is always one pixel thick; and in some zoom levels the gap disappears completely...

Shimi Chen, since this bug has enough information provided for a developer to begin work, I'm going to mark it as Triaged and let them handle it from here. Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better!

description: updated
Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Triaged
summary: - Using numbers with RTL text breaks underline
+ [Upstream] Using numbers with RTL text breaks underline
Changed in abiword (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in openoffice.org (Ubuntu):
status: New → 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.

Please leave references to upstream OpenOffice.org bugs in place to allow cross pollination.

I would like to point out that it's not just a zoom issue. Even if the interface is set to a zoom level that does not break the underline, when the document is printed the underline is always broken, which leads to an unprofessional looking documents.

[This is an automated message.]
This bug was filed before the changes to Bugzilla on 2011-10-16. Thus it
started right out as NEW without ever being explicitly confirmed. The bug is
changed to state NEEDINFO for this reason. To move this bug from NEEDINFO back
to NEW please check if the bug still persists with the 3.5.0 beta1 or beta2 prereleases.
Details on how to test the 3.5.0 beta1 can be found at:
http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/QA/BugHunting_Session_3.5.0.-1

more detail on this bulk operation: http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/RFC-Operation-Spamzilla-tp3607474p3607474.html

Still happens in 3.5.0 beta 2, changing to status NEW.

Changed in df-libreoffice:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in df-libreoffice:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed

still broken in 3.6.4.3

Abdulaziz: I propose you to keep on the discussion you began on dev mailing list: http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/crash-in-master-td4070134.html
here.

So, here the information you brought:
-you work under linux Ubuntu.
-you built from source (last git pull in 13 Aug)
-new LO profile.

Could you try to retrieve a backtrace by following this link: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/QA/BugReport/Debug_Information#GNU.2FLinux:_How_to_get_a_backtrace ?
Ideally, it could be very useful to have all debug in console + symbols in bt, could you add in your autogen.inpu, if not already there this:
--enable-dbgutil
(you'll need to run "make clean" and it'll take more space but it may worth it).

Khaled: I thought you might be interested in this tracker so I put you on cc.

Seeing this bug with Win7 on X86-64, with v. 4.1.2.3 release.

I've increased the severity based on Shimi's comment #4.

Changed in df-libreoffice:
importance: Low → Medium
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