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Bug 100974 - If different CTL font is selected, font preview shows sample text in different alphabet than the default language's
Summary: If different CTL font is selected, font preview shows sample text in differen...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: low trivial
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Font-Rendering
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Reported: 2016-07-17 20:10 UTC by akash96j
Modified: 2019-12-15 03:36 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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2016-07-17 20:10 UTC, akash96j

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Description akash96j 2016-07-17 20:10:11 UTC
Created attachment 126256 [details]
Sample Screenshot

To recreate:
1. Open new doc.
2. Format->Character->Font tab

The font preview window shows sample text for a selected font and language.
But when certain fonts are selected, the sample text is in a different script than the open currently being displayed in Language Field.

For example: If by default text is shown in Mangal Font and Language: Hindi and we change the font to Liberation Serif, the text is now in Hebrew, while the language still remains Hindi. But if we write some text in hindi using Liberation Serif it will show up correctly.
Comment 1 akash96j 2016-07-17 20:13:35 UTC
This is probably happening due to
Comment 2 Aron Budea 2016-07-17 22:54:24 UTC
Reproduced in a couple of versions, including In the text is Hindi in the preview, but looks compacted, and it's incomplete, with a few squares.

Since the issue does not seem to affect quality work, I'm adjusting importance accordingly.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2017-09-01 11:18:29 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2019-12-15 03:36:21 UTC
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