Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 190300
openoffice writer does not display hebrew documents
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:31 EST
Description of problem:
Openoffice writer does not display documents in hebrew. Empty spaces are
displayed instead of hebrew letters
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
openoffice.org-writer-2.0.2-5.7.2 and openoffice.org-writer-2.0.2-5.8.2
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open any documents with hebrew text. Either openoffice (.odt) or MS word
Empty spaces or boxes are displayed instead of hebrew text.
Created attachment 128420 [details]
Document that is not displayed properly.
Created attachment 128446 [details]
Here's how it looks for me. Is this correct ? I assume you have a different
appearance ? if so do you have fonts-hebrew installed ? If you have
openoffice.org-langpack-langpack-he_IL installed that should have pulled in
those hebrew fonts as a dependancy.
> rpm -q fonts-hebrew
Please advise, is your problem visible in my screeshot ?
Created attachment 128477 [details]
That's how document looks
On your screenshot the document looks correctly. I attached my screenshot.
I do have openoffice.org-langpack-langpack-he_IL and fonts-hebrew, as well as
Also, after I added some windows fonts, the document display became correct.
Yet, I tried it with Ubuntu (LiveCD) without windows fonts and it displays
On a stock FC-5 with "fonts-hebrew" installed and latest update 2.0.2-5.9.2 all
is well for me
Still doesn't work here.
I can't reproduce this, Ideally you could help out by removing all your non
fedora-core fonts except for fonts-hebrew and verify that it is still broken
after stopping and restarting OOo.
Or if it is not broken, add back the removed font packages until the font which
causes the problem is revealed. Presumably copying the broken text from oowriter
into gedit does not show the problem ?
Ok. The problem is fonts-hebrew-fancy from the extras. If I remove them,
document is displayed fine, with or without windows TTF fonts.
frustratingly if I install fonts-hebrew and fonts-hebrew-fancy on my stock fc-5
box I still don't have a problem with this document and openoffice.org-2.0.2-9.2
> fc-match 'Arial':lang=he
I tried it in few combinations:
When only fonts-hebrew and fonts-hebrew-fancy installed (without windows fonts,
document is garbled):
ComixNo2CLM-Medium.pfa: "Comix No2 CLM" "Medium"
With fonts-hebrew and windows fonts (got same result, no matter whether
fonts-hebrew-fancy installed or not, document looks ok):
arial.ttf: "Arial" "Regular"
Only fonts-hebrew installed (document looks ok):
FrankRuehlCLM-Medium.pfa: "Frank Ruehl CLM" "Medium"
Still no luck, have you customized your /etc/fonts in any way ? if so can I get
a tarball of /etc/fonts ?
Created attachment 128933 [details]
my /etc/fonts dir
No, as far as I know.
The glyph fallback order must be the same problem here as it was in bug 200805.
That would explain this font-dependant behaviour
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 200805 ***