Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 457656
[fix available] icu causes OpenOffice.org to crash if the font Kartika.ttf is installed
Last modified: 2011-01-13 18:49:53 EST
Created attachment 313263 [details]
Automatically generated crash log.
Description of problem:
If the Microsoft's font Kartika.ttf is installed and the menu item "Format Cells" is selected, the Open Office Calc always crashes.
The font Kartika is a standard part of Windows XP SP2.
The problem was found on CentOS 5.2 and on Scientific Linux 5.2 and I deduce it is a problem of RHEL 5.2 as well.
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Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the font Kartika.ttf (my way is described in the attachment)
2. Run the Open Office Calc
3. Select some cell and run command "Format Cells" in the context menu (see the attachment)
The Open Office crashes and all documents have to be recovered more or less successfully.
The font is described here: http://www.microsoft.com/typography/fonts/font.aspx?FID=281&FNAME=Kartika&FVER=1.06
Created attachment 313264 [details]
My way of the installation of the font.
Created attachment 313265 [details]
The screenshot of last action before the crash.
Created attachment 313266 [details]
The screenshot - the basic information about the font.
Its actually a bug in icu
Created attachment 313290 [details]
the patch to icu
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*** Bug 524573 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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Due to a bug in the ICU library, when the "Kartika.ttf" font was installed, selecting "Format Cells" from the menu caused OpenOffice.org Calc to terminate unexpectedly. With this update, this error has been fixed, and the presence of "Kartika.ttf" no longer causes OpenOffice.org Calc to crash.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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