Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 445953
arabic/hindi numbers instead of decimal numbers
Last modified: 2008-07-31 23:49:29 EDT
Description of problem:
1. This is a regression in .doc filters that makes OO.o *unusable* for
2. The regression was introduced into OO.o-2.4.0, it is fixed for 2.4.1:
3. Because it was handled very late (April), F9 carries an unfixed
version. Distro maintainers tried to handle it themselves:
* Debian, lenny, OO.o 1:2.4.0-4 - On 22 April.
* Ubuntu, Hardy, fixed:
* Mandrake, fixed according to user reports.
4. The easiest fix (IMO) is just pulling out the (very small) offending
patch (that's what Debian did). Here is an example of the fix from
I know it's bad timing, but since Fedora-9 carries the buggy version (only),
it's really a F9 killer here in Israel.
Hmm, I think its too late for F-9, but we can put it in the first update.
This affects binary .doc import for digits in CTL languages where they are
always converted, where the desire was to do it just for Arabic languages.
Will be in >= openoffice_org-2.4.0-12.9.fc9
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
openoffice.org-2.4.1-17.3.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9
openoffice.org-2.4.1-17.3.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update openoffice.org'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-5143
openoffice.org-2.4.1-17.3.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
This bug has been verified with version openoffice.org-2.4.1-17.4.fc9.i386.rpm