Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 235341
[fix available] Letters overlap in pdf of OOo
Last modified: 2008-05-06 15:28:13 EDT
Often, when exporting a Writer document of OpenOffice to pdf (using
the embedded icon), I get some letters overlapping contiguous letters.
A small screen-shot and an odt file are attached.
Created attachment 151747 [details]
Small screenshot of the pdf output
Created attachment 151748 [details]
A small odt file exhibiting overlapping letter in the pdf output
Just a confirmation. I opened the odt file, exported it as a pdf and checked it
with both Document Viewer and the latest Adobe for Linux on an up to date FC6
box. I saw the reported issue 2x:
1) first paragraph, the "t" & "s" in "the streets of Kiev" are overlapping
2) second paragraph, the "i" & "t" in "MPs to submit" are overlapping
Can I get the rpm -q output of openoffice.org-core please so that I'm sure I'm
looking at the same versions. I seem to see a small overlap in the b&m of submit
on FC-6, but not the other one reported ones.
There might be a scaling issue behind why I don't get the same results.
Here, it is:
$ rpm -q openoffice.org-core
OpenOffice has just released version 2.2. This could be fixed already. Many
major improvements and much faster in saves/opens and macro operation.
nah, I believe this is http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=74609
which is not fixed in 2.2.0 either, I'll backport that workspace to FC-6 and
devel. I think I've seen this before, it's where freetype and OOo disagree on
the glyph advancement values for glyphs.
Will be in the next FC-6 update, i.e. >= 2.0.4-5.5.19
Nah, that doesn't fix it. What fixes it is the next attachment. This is a
problem in freetype in FC-6 which wasn't in FC-5 or in FC-7. Same as bug 224539
Created attachment 151911 [details]
patch to freetype to fix this
When I recompile freetype with the above patch it is crashing ooimpress
and anything that uses freetype in FC6!
OK. I have built the latest freetype-2.3.3 which is working in general.
HOWEVER, the exact same problem exists when I convert the example odt
Is the above patch from the freetype cvs tree, If it is so then it does
not solve the problem.
By the way, we cannot access the bug 224539!
If one converts the document to another font like Arial the problem
does not exist (it is in NewTimesRoman originally)!
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The problem occurred only with Times New Roman. I do not have that font anymore
on my computer (have removed msttcorefonts), and therefore I cannot test whether
the bug is really fixed.
Having read through this and done some (limited) testing I would suggest that we
could close this bug.
The original reporter can't reproduce it due to changes in his system
In f9-preview, the page in questions renders fine (using TimeNewRoman).
The original report was in regard to F6, which is no longer supported and f7
will soon be dropped (if it was even a problem there), so assuming it's not an
issue in f8 then it's not likely to cause problems.
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
will not be fixed by Fedora. Therefore we are closing this bug.
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