Bug 108775 - bug when using a colon with numbers as if in trying to type a time stamp as text
Summary: bug when using a colon with numbers as if in trying to type a time stamp as text
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 97191
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-06-25 20:10 UTC by Dr. Pam Halton
Modified: 2017-06-26 12:33 UTC (History)
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Description Dr. Pam Halton 2017-06-25 20:10:38 UTC
Terms Defined: For this discussion "digit" means any digit 0 through 9. "Colon" means ":".

Desired Outcome: Let's say I wanted to type in "1:10:15" into an LO Writer file.

If I type "1:10" in LO Writer, it looks and behaves normally. So far, no bug shows up. 

However, as soon as I type a second colon after the digit 0, the second colon never shows up, the digit zero and the second digit 1 and the first colon all disappear. 

This occurs and is reproducible if the second and third digit are "10", "11", and "12".

However, if the second and third digits are "13", the number behaves normally.

I have not tested all digits to see when it shows up and when it doesn't, other than these few.


This may not be relevant to the bug-fix but it is how I've been able to work around the bug so far:
The only way I've been able to get around the bug, so I can type in what I want into a file, is to type a space after the second set of digits before typing the  second colon and then using backspace to close the gap. If I do that, I do not have digits or colons disappear.
Comment 1 Xisco Faulí 2017-06-26 12:10:44 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 V Stuart Foote 2017-06-26 12:33:29 UTC
Hmm, that autocorrect replacement table issue was corrected for bug 97191 and applied to builds > 5.2.2 and > 5.3.0

Have a look at the dialog in Tools -> AutoCorrect -> AutoCorrect Options, are there entries for :10:, :11:, :12: substitution?

The disappearing text is result of autocorrection using a glyph codepoint (the clock faces) that do not exist in the font in use.

Please post content of the Help -> About dialog, and perhaps check with a cleared/default user profile.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 97191 ***