Bug 162261 - Unable to see Japanese characters on documents
Unable to see Japanese characters on documents
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openoffice.org (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Caolan McNamara
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Reported: 2005-07-01 15:32 EDT by Robert Marcano
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.9.116-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-07-10 11:14:23 EDT
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en_US based screenshot (41.98 KB, image/png)
2005-07-01 15:36 EDT, Robert Marcano
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ja_JP based screenshot (84.56 KB, image/png)
2005-07-01 15:37 EDT, Robert Marcano
no flags Details
Test document (6.53 KB, application/vnd.sun.xml.writer)
2005-07-01 15:37 EDT, Robert Marcano
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sample code (960 bytes, text/x-csrc)
2005-07-08 09:56 EDT, Caolan McNamara
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Description Robert Marcano 2005-07-01 15:32:45 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050524 Fedora/1.0.4-4 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
Running oo under LANG=en_US.UTF-8 is not posible to see Japanese characters in the documents, it does not matter if the document previously had them or if they are typed using the iiim imput method.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run openoffice under LANG=en_US.UTF-8 locale
2. Open a document with hiragana characters

Actual Results:  Hiragana characters are replaced with a square icon (attaching screenshot)

Expected Results:  Font must be displayed as happened on openoffice 1.1.x on FC3 woth the japanese fonts installed

Additional info:

When openoffice is executed within a console, the following message is printed

--- Couldn't get FontFamily for 'MiscFixed'

and everytimes the mouse hover over the location of the japanese characters the message is printed again.

Opening the document under LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8, shows everything correctly:

Related intalled packages:

Comment 1 Robert Marcano 2005-07-01 15:36:27 EDT
Created attachment 116255 [details]
en_US based screenshot

Notice the squares
Comment 2 Robert Marcano 2005-07-01 15:37:16 EDT
Created attachment 116256 [details]
ja_JP based screenshot

Notice the characters displayed correctly
Comment 3 Robert Marcano 2005-07-01 15:37:52 EDT
Created attachment 116257 [details]
Test document
Comment 4 Caolan McNamara 2005-07-04 04:10:52 EDT
caolanm->dcbw: that's a bit odd seeing as the difference on locales should only
be what fonts and fallbacks are the default for a given CTL/CJK/Western and once
a document is created it's only fontfallback and surely the new fontconfig magic
should kick in giving something visible for CJK characters in all locales.
Comment 5 Caolan McNamara 2005-07-08 09:56:18 EDT
Created attachment 116518 [details]
sample code

The attached code demonstrates the problem, with locale en_US it give me "Luxi
Sans", with locale ja_JP it gives me "Kochi Gothic"
Comment 6 Caolan McNamara 2005-07-08 12:07:07 EDT
nuisance, it doesn't work in en_US because fontconfig gives a substition of a
bitmap font during glyph substitution which ooo rejected from fontconfig for
OOo's list of acceptable fonts. The solution I see is at fontmanager to collect
the fonts from fontconfig which OOo allows and create a FcConfig of them and use
that FcConfig when substituting in vcl at a later date.

It works under ja_JP because at this level there is no encoding available for
the font, so fontconfig uses the default locale and in ja_JP a font gets
returned which OOo does know about and which does have the glyphs needed later,
but under en_US it's a different one which doesn't have the glphys needed later
and so the glyph substition gets underway which leads to {first paragraph}
Comment 7 Caolan McNamara 2005-07-08 12:22:38 EDT
oops!, didn't mean to reassign
Comment 8 Caolan McNamara 2005-07-08 12:32:35 EDT
added a fix to build, should be in 1.9.115-3
Comment 9 Caolan McNamara 2005-07-10 11:14:23 EDT
Fixed in 1.9.116-1 rawhide, will update for fc4 soon

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