Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 190398
Unicode / IPA displays improperly in oowriter. No outline fonts with IPA symbols available.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:31 EST
Description of problem:
IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) unicode displays with extra space behind
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.0.2
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.
Extra space behind the symbol. Cursor rests in the proper spot.
Created attachment 128460 [details]
Editing a document illustrating the bug.
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
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.
Created attachment 128568 [details]
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.