Bug 190398 - Unicode / IPA displays improperly in oowriter. No outline fonts with IPA symbols available.
Unicode / IPA displays improperly in oowriter. No outline fonts with IPA symb...
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: 2006-05-01 17:58 EDT by Craig Pemberton
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Editing a document illustrating the bug. (585.15 KB, image/png)
2006-05-01 17:58 EDT, Craig Pemberton
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various fonts (24.43 KB, image/jpeg)
2006-05-03 17:14 EDT, Craig Pemberton
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Description Craig Pemberton 2006-05-01 17:58:25 EDT
Description of problem:

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) unicode displays with extra space behind
each letter.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.0.2

How reproducible:

Paste a character.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/wells/ipa-unicode.htm
2. Scroll down a bit and copy an IPA symbol.
3. Paste it into other text.
Actual results:

Extra space behind the symbol. Cursor rests in the proper spot.

Expected results:

Proper spacing.
Comment 1 Craig Pemberton 2006-05-01 17:58:27 EDT
Created attachment 128460 [details]
Editing a document illustrating the bug.
Comment 2 Caolan McNamara 2006-05-02 03:45:59 EDT
I wonder if this is resolved by test update 2.0.2-5.8.2 for fc5, it sounds a
little like the problem of bug 189761
Comment 3 Caolan McNamara 2006-05-03 05:53:56 EDT
Ah I see what's going on now.

Unlike firefox which is primarily for screen display OpenOffice.org is primarily
for creating print documents, so it only sees "outline" fonts, e.g. ttf/afm. So
those IPA characters are not in any ttf/afm font that you have installed, only
in some bitmap font which firefix/mozilla has used as a last ditch glyph
replacement for them but as a bitmap font is a font that OOo doesn't know about
to use for glyph replacement

What you can do to get this working is just install "fonts-japanese" (yum
install fonts-japanese) which include some ttf fonts, one of which (Sazanami
Gothic) has the IPA symbols that you need.

Technically it's not a bug in OOo.
Comment 4 Craig Pemberton 2006-05-03 17:14:20 EDT
Created attachment 128568 [details]
various fonts
Comment 5 Craig Pemberton 2006-05-03 17:16:30 EDT
Sazanami Gothic has the same problem. Also, the IPA symbols come in some of the
standard fonts. Some SIL and Microsoft fonts I installed do work properly.

Some screenshots. Notice that the ipa symbols change occasionally but not always. 

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