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Bug 126088 - Arabic fonts are not displayed correctly under ooo
Arabic fonts are not displayed correctly under ooo
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openoffice.org (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
: 126092 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2004-06-15 17:27 EDT by Sameh Attia
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-09-24 11:51:05 EDT
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Patch for better arabic support in ooo (599 bytes, patch)
2004-06-15 18:01 EDT, Sameh Attia
no flags Details | Diff
modified spec file to solve the problem (16.83 KB, text/plain)
2004-06-16 08:19 EDT, Sameh Attia
no flags Details
Screenshot showing Arabic displayed wrongly in OOo Writer (56.85 KB, text/plain)
2004-06-19 13:48 EDT, Ossama Khayat
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Description Sameh Attia 2004-06-15 17:27:37 EDT
Description of problem:
Arabic fonts in ooo are not displayed correctly. They get jammed.
Also opening arabic documents has the same effect.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open owriter and choose an arabic font like KacstBook
2. start writing
Actual results:
characters get jammed

Expected results:
characters to be displayed correctly

Additional info:
Comment 1 Sameh Attia 2004-06-15 18:01:36 EDT
Created attachment 101175 [details]
Patch for better arabic support in ooo
Comment 2 Sameh Attia 2004-06-16 08:19:28 EDT
Created attachment 101184 [details]
modified spec file to solve the problem

this is another solution to the bug using ur spec file
Comment 3 Dan Williams 2004-06-16 09:17:11 EDT
Owen, comments?  This looks like more of a freetype issue.  OOo uses
the system freetype, not its internal one in our builds.
Comment 4 Mohamed Eldesoky 2004-06-16 09:34:19 EDT
Doing that exact patch fixed it.
You can get the SRPMs from here
Comment 5 Dan Williams 2004-06-16 10:42:28 EDT
which font/fonts are you using that display this behavior?
Comment 6 Sameh Attia 2004-06-17 02:15:26 EDT
All arabic fonts that r shipped with fc2. KacstBook for example is one
of them.
Comment 7 Ossama Khayat 2004-06-19 13:47:42 EDT
This is a real problem. After updating my freshly installed system, I
can't even type Arabic in OOo! You can see how Arabic is dispalyed in
Writer for example.
Comment 8 Ossama Khayat 2004-06-19 13:48:48 EDT
Created attachment 101263 [details]
Screenshot showing Arabic displayed wrongly in OOo Writer
Comment 9 Munzir Taha 2004-06-19 20:30:22 EDT
In Mandrake 10 I notice the same problem and downloading 
libfreetype6-2.1.7-4plf.i586.rpm fixed it. 
I still can't understand the bug well. Disabling bytecode interpreter will 
affect the output at small point sizes so it not a solution at all. besides the 
Mandrake plf rpm contains this engine. I got lost. 
Comment 10 Miloslav Trmac 2004-06-20 11:50:25 EDT
*** Bug 126092 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 Munzir Taha 2004-08-15 06:07:35 EDT
This bug is solved now. Check 
http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=32353 and 
for more details. The strange thing it turned out to be not related 
to libfreetype!! Still I wonder how come! You can test and verify 
Comment 12 Isam Bayazidi 2004-08-15 10:06:26 EDT
Munzir, it is related to libfreetype. As with the same version of OOo,
the problem appeared in Fedora Core 2, and Mandrake, but did not
appear in Debian. When I rebuild libfreetype RPM with the DEB
patchset, the result was that the problem disapeared. So, I tend to
believe it is related to Freetype. 
Comment 13 Dan Williams 2004-08-15 12:34:59 EDT
For my reference:  actual patch IZ is:

cvs diff -r1.46.10.6 -r1. source/gdi/salllayout.cxx

I'll try to get this patch into ooo-build and into a new 1.1.2 RPM
quite soon.  It should show up in 1.1.3 in any case.
Comment 14 Dan Williams 2004-08-15 12:39:27 EDT
Thanks for the pointer Munzir...

For my reference:  Patch is:
Comment 15 Mohamed Eldesoky 2004-09-19 07:07:24 EDT
Dan, made any use of the reference ??
Comment 16 Dan Williams 2004-09-19 10:38:57 EDT
yes, the patch will be in 1.1.2-5, which is ready-to-go, but blocked
on a PPC gcc issue right now that causes the build to fail early on.
Comment 17 Dan Williams 2004-09-24 11:51:05 EDT
Please test with the openoffice.org-1.1.2-5 RPMs in Rawhide.  If the
problem persists with that version, please reopen this bug.  Thanks!

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