I am a Persian/Farsi user, and I usually work with Persian/Farsi language documents. Because of this, I use "Persian" locale in Libreoffice.
Now that I want to open an English language Impress document, from LO 5.3 I see numerals in Hindi, although I have selected "context" in Options > Language Settings > Complex Text Layout > General Options > Numerals.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set locale to Persian in Options > Language Settings > Languages > Locale setting
2. Set "Numerals" to "context" in Options > Language Settings > Complex Text Layout > General Options.
3. Open or create some Impress presentation with English text and numerals.
Numerals are shown in Hindi, like ۱, ۲, ۳, etc., which is wrong.
Numerals should be shown in Arabic, like 1, 2, 3, etc.
User Profile Reset: No
This seems to be created in LibreOffice 5.3, which fixed a lot of text rendering issues. The locale prolbems are not confined to this issue. Here is another one:
Bug 106306 - Wrong text language detection, based on locale and not keyboard
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:51.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/51.0
Reproduced. The entered numerals turn Hindi after clicking out of the text box.
Arch Linux 64-bit, KDE Plasma 5
Build ID: 43af3605d7e3b372dcc61f9cbc2cabff09396ed5
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.10; UI render: default; VCL: kde4;
Locale: fa-IR (fi_FI.UTF-8); Calc: group
Built on March 10th 2016
I can reproduce the bug with Version: 22.214.171.124.alpha0+. Is it really regression? Hossein, from which version did you upgraded to 5.3?
Yep, the regression claim was bogus. I see the behaviour in 3.5 already. There the locale is still named "Farsi".
Build ID: 7e68ba2-a744ebf-1f241b7-c506db1-7d53735
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Build ID: 1:6.4.2-0ubuntu3
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3;
Locale: en-US (de_DE.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Version: 126.96.36.199 (x64)
CPU-Threads: 4; BS: Windows 10.0 Build 18363; UI-Render: Standard; VCL: win;
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE); UI-Sprache: de-DE
There are other things to this issue
A) Additionally to Persian do some other locales that switch to Hindi numerals:
Arabic (all locales)
I don't know what they have in common except being in the same area [middle east and north africa].
(I did not test all locales, just some.)
B) Impress uses different fonts for Hindi numerals. If you open the settings and change the locale from "Persian" to "Hindi", the numeral's font changes. Impress chooses another font. This affects both Win and Ubuntu.
Created attachment 161499 [details]
Screenshots of different Hindi fonts numerals