Bug 101626 - Hyphen missing in pdf export
Summary: Hyphen missing in pdf export
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing and PDF export (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: target:5.4.0
Keywords: filter:docx, filter:pdf
Depends on:
Blocks: PDF-Export
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Reported: 2016-08-20 19:50 UTC by Oliver Sander
Modified: 2017-02-07 13:20 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Original docx document (44.70 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)
2016-08-20 19:50 UTC, Oliver Sander
pdf file as created by MS Office (12.67 KB, application/pdf)
2016-08-20 19:52 UTC, Oliver Sander
pdf file as created by LibreOffice (55.48 KB, application/pdf)
2016-08-20 19:52 UTC, Oliver Sander
.doc demo hack patch (2.60 KB, patch)
2017-01-26 11:12 UTC, Caolán McNamara

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Description Oliver Sander 2016-08-20 19:50:31 UTC
Created attachment 126919 [details]
Original docx document

I have a docx file with a short text, which starts with a hyphen.  The hyphen appears when opening the file, but it is missing when exporting the text to a pdf file.
Comment 1 Oliver Sander 2016-08-20 19:52:01 UTC
Created attachment 126920 [details]
pdf file as created by MS Office
Comment 2 Oliver Sander 2016-08-20 19:52:38 UTC
Created attachment 126921 [details]
pdf file as created by LibreOffice
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2016-09-20 19:16:56 UTC

Arch Linux 64-bit, KDE Plasma 5
Build ID: 5c8ad526447934a5eae94fa5f40584083a874d9f
CPU Threads: 8; OS Version: Linux 4.7; UI Render: default; 
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); Calc: group
Built on September 19th 2016

Arch Linux 64-bit
LibreOffice 3.3.0 
OOO330m19 (Build:6)
tag libreoffice-
Comment 4 Oliver Sander 2016-10-21 18:04:03 UTC
Reproduced in

LibreOfficeDev f4ca1573fcf445164c068c1046ab5d084e1b005f
Debian Testing / Mate Desktop
Comment 5 Caolán McNamara 2017-01-26 11:12:31 UTC
Created attachment 130694 [details]
.doc demo hack patch

Word uses 0x1f for its soft-hyphens, writer uses 0xAD, the source document uses 0xAD which in word is "just a char" but for us is a non-printing soft hyphen. One solution might be to transform it on import to 0x2010. The attached does that (not quite completely safe in this version) for the .doc format, not sure where he docx equivalent lives
Comment 6 Johnny_M 2017-02-01 18:59:20 UTC
Fixed for LO 5.4 (current master) in https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/33707 which isn't shown here for some reason. Thanks!

Could someone please cherry-pick this for LO 5.3 and 5.2 in Gerrit? It errors out with "wrong author" in if I try.
Comment 7 Adolfo Jayme 2017-02-03 17:25:25 UTC
(In reply to Johnny_M from comment #6)
> Fixed for LO 5.4 (current master) in https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/33707
> which isn't shown here for some reason. Thanks!

It isn’t shown here because that patch has not been merged; it’s still under review.
Comment 8 Commit Notification 2017-02-06 22:06:48 UTC
Patrick J committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


tdf#101626: replace soft-hyphen by hard-hyphen in ooxml import

It will be available in 5.4.0.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:

Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Comment 9 Buovjaga 2017-02-07 13:20:25 UTC
Ok, now I see the hyphen in PDF export.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 83e059af2203ec0cd15dea08cfa538555ba14bd7
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.1; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2017-02-06_23:34:43
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI); Calc: group