Bug 190300 - openoffice writer does not display hebrew documents
openoffice writer does not display hebrew documents
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 200805
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: 2006-04-30 14:38 EDT by Pavel Rosenboim
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2.0.2-5.9.2
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-08-03 04:35:39 EDT
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Document that is not displayed properly. (35.50 KB, application/msword)
2006-04-30 14:38 EDT, Pavel Rosenboim
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screenshot (76.26 KB, image/png)
2006-05-01 11:25 EDT, Caolan McNamara
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That's how document looks (54.60 KB, image/jpeg)
2006-05-02 06:41 EDT, Pavel Rosenboim
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my /etc/fonts dir (8.07 KB, application/x-bzip)
2006-05-12 07:36 EDT, Pavel Rosenboim
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Description Pavel Rosenboim 2006-04-30 14:38:12 EDT
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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open any documents with hebrew text. Either openoffice (.odt) or MS word
Actual results:
Empty spaces or boxes are displayed instead of hebrew text.

Expected results:
Display document

Additional info:
Comment 1 Pavel Rosenboim 2006-04-30 14:38:13 EDT
Created attachment 128420 [details]
Document that is not displayed properly.
Comment 2 Caolan McNamara 2006-05-01 11:25:42 EDT
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
Comment 3 Caolan McNamara 2006-05-01 11:27:01 EDT
Please advise, is your problem visible in my screeshot ?
Comment 4 Pavel Rosenboim 2006-05-02 06:41:37 EDT
Created attachment 128477 [details]
That's how document looks
Comment 5 Pavel Rosenboim 2006-05-02 06:44:49 EDT
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
fonts-hebrew-fancy installed.

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
correctly there.
Comment 6 Caolan McNamara 2006-05-03 03:27:57 EDT
On a stock FC-5 with "fonts-hebrew" installed and latest update 2.0.2-5.9.2 all
is well for me
Comment 7 Pavel Rosenboim 2006-05-06 08:48:09 EDT
Still doesn't work here.
Comment 8 Caolan McNamara 2006-05-09 10:56:43 EDT
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 ?
Comment 9 Pavel Rosenboim 2006-05-09 11:15:44 EDT
Ok. The problem is fonts-hebrew-fancy from the extras. If I remove them,
document is displayed fine, with or without windows TTF fonts.
Comment 10 Caolan McNamara 2006-05-10 07:39:24 EDT
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

what does 

> fc-match 'Arial':lang=he

say ?
Comment 11 Pavel Rosenboim 2006-05-10 08:00:11 EDT
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"
Comment 12 Caolan McNamara 2006-05-12 07:02:41 EDT
Still no luck, have you customized your /etc/fonts in any way ? if so can I get
a tarball of /etc/fonts ?
Comment 13 Pavel Rosenboim 2006-05-12 07:36:28 EDT
Created attachment 128933 [details]
my /etc/fonts dir

No, as far as I know.
Comment 14 Caolan McNamara 2006-08-03 04:35:39 EDT
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 ***

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