openoffice cannot open paths with non-english characters

Bug #702831 reported by Øyvind Jensen on 2011-01-14

This bug report was converted into a question: question #141434: openoffice cannot open paths with non-english characters.

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Bug Description

Binary package hint:

When I open files with a path that contains one of the non-english characters æ, ø or å, OpenOffice fails with the message: /absolute/path/to/file/with/an/ø does not exist. This happens for the Writer, Calc and Impress components.

I attach an empty odt file with a name that triggers the bug on my computer.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: 1:3.2.0-7ubuntu4.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-27.49-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-27-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Jan 14 11:33:31 2011
 PATH=(custom, user)

Øyvind Jensen (jegerjensen) wrote :
Javier Moreno (elpasmo) wrote :

I can't confirm this bug in both Lucid and Maverick.

I can open the file you have attached without errors:
Lucid 10.04 x86_64 2.6.32-27.49 with 1:3.2.0-7ubuntu4.1
Maverick 10.10 i386 2.6.35-24.42 with 1:3.2.1-7ubuntu1

Can you try with another user? Maybe is a configuration problem.

Øyvind Jensen (jegerjensen) wrote :

You are right. I started a guest session and to my surprise the file opened. So now I am really stumped but this is clearly not a bug in openoffice. Thanks.

Øyvind Jensen (jegerjensen) wrote :

For some reason OpenOffice is not able to access files with non-english characters on my computer. The problem does not exist for a different user on the same computer, so it has to be something in my configuration. I have absolutely no idea what could be the cause of this, but someone might have a suggestion?

Changed in (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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