Bug 162893 - Scandinavian letters in password protected Openoffice files
Scandinavian letters in password protected Openoffice files
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openoffice.org (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Caolan McNamara
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Reported: 2005-07-11 10:12 EDT by Robert
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-15 08:48:19 EDT
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2005-07-15 08:47 EDT, Caolan McNamara
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Description Robert 2005-07-11 10:12:12 EDT
Description of problem:
After updating Openoffice to version 1.1.3-11.5.0.fc3, rulesets for scandinavian 
letters has been changed when adding a password to protect a Openoffice 
document. In other words, documents that has been saved with password (with 
scandinavian letters åäö) cant be opened anymore with newer version than 1.1.3-

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Comment 1 Caolan McNamara 2005-07-11 10:22:28 EDT
what version were they created in in the first place ?
Comment 2 Robert 2005-07-13 02:14:49 EDT
Have been using openoffice for quite a while now so all documents have been
created with versions earlier than 1.1.3-11.5.0.fc3. Bye the way same problem is
with Openoffice 2.0Beta (Fedora 4 version), it cant open my documents "wrong

Installed the orginal openoffice that comes with Fedora 3 and now i gets them
open. Damn its a big work changing all the passwords for each file :)

ps. could mention that all depens on one letter(Ã¥) that i have been using in the
Comment 3 Caolan McNamara 2005-07-13 02:59:10 EDT
They *could* be opened with 1.1.3-9.5.0.fc3 ? And it's not the case that the
passwords were originally long ones > 16 letters which were silently truncated
on input on older version and are now accepted in totality ?
Comment 4 Robert 2005-07-14 03:46:10 EDT
Yes all my skandinavian password saved documents can be opened with version 1.1.
3-9.5.0.fc3 or earlier. My password consist of 14 letters and one skandinavian 
letter (Ã¥).

I have now changed the password of some of my documents, replacing the letter å 
with an a. After the change all version of Openoffice can open the documents 
that i have changed the password to.    
Comment 5 Caolan McNamara 2005-07-14 04:20:51 EDT
That's really strange, I can see no change between those versions which could
account for it. Is is possible to get a password protected document (and the
password) created in 1.1.3-9 which won't open in 1.1.3-11 ?
Comment 6 Caolan McNamara 2005-07-15 08:47:32 EDT
Created attachment 116794 [details]

This was created with openoffice.org-1.1.3-9.5.0.fc3 with 14 character password


closed reopened to verify that the password worked.

I then re-upgraded to openoffice.org-1.1.3-11.5.0.fc3 and was still able to
it with that password, then upgraded to rawhide 1.9.117-1 and was also still
able to open it

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