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Bug 111422 - Line height/spacing differs between regular and italic for some fonts
Summary: Line height/spacing differs between regular and italic for some fonts
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Fonts
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Reported: 2017-08-06 20:55 UTC by Yannick.D
Modified: 2019-03-21 11:26 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Some fonts show inconsistent line spacing between its styles (160.67 KB, image/png)
2017-08-06 20:58 UTC, Yannick.D
Spacing in Pages (137.50 KB, image/png)
2017-08-07 12:04 UTC, Yannick.D
Spacing in Word for Mac (145.42 KB, image/png)
2017-08-07 12:05 UTC, Yannick.D
Spacing in OpenOffice (173.65 KB, image/png)
2017-08-07 12:08 UTC, Yannick.D
Spacing in LO for comparison (202.47 KB, image/png)
2017-08-07 12:19 UTC, Yannick.D

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Description Yannick.D 2017-08-06 20:55:12 UTC
For some fonts like EB Garamond (v0.8 extended/edited by Octavio Pardo) or Calibri (v2.31) line height (or is it line spacing?) appears different between different styles of the same font. This leads to typographic issues if an font style changes within one paragraph for emphasis.

Workaround: use fixed values for line spacing

As this occurs with very few fonts I'm not sure if it is related to LO or the font file itself. Its reproducible with OpenOffice v4.1.3.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install EB Garamond 12 v0.8 Regular and Italic from
2. Write a paragraph with several lines of text
3. Set more than one full line of this paragraph in italic

Actual Results:  
Line spacing is inconsistent

Expected Results:
Line spacing should be consistent

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_12_5) AppleWebKit/603.2.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/10.1.1 Safari/603.2.4
Comment 1 Yannick.D 2017-08-06 20:58:56 UTC
Created attachment 135200 [details]
Some fonts show inconsistent line spacing between its styles
Comment 2 Yannick.D 2017-08-06 21:00:52 UTC
Might be related to how line hight is calculated by LO as discussed in issue 94464 ( Sorry for second post.
Comment 3 Adolfo Jayme 2017-08-07 11:40:36 UTC
The Google-commissioned EB Garamond by Octavio is currently in development and not intended yet for general use. Just saying…
Comment 4 Yannick.D 2017-08-07 12:04:23 UTC
I know, I know. Was just the most recent example I came across and led me to reporting it. Cardo v1.045 is another one, there might be more. As I said it's so few fonts that it might be issues with them. Still, this issue is not always present in other office suits, so it might be related to the way LO calculates line spacing. Or probably its a combination of both.

These fonts behave differently in other word processors albeit with issues as well. See screenshots added.
Comment 5 Yannick.D 2017-08-07 12:04:48 UTC
Created attachment 135208 [details]
Spacing in Pages
Comment 6 Yannick.D 2017-08-07 12:05:13 UTC
Created attachment 135209 [details]
Spacing in Word for Mac
Comment 7 Yannick.D 2017-08-07 12:08:44 UTC
Created attachment 135210 [details]
Spacing in OpenOffice
Comment 8 Yannick.D 2017-08-07 12:19:40 UTC
Created attachment 135211 [details]
Spacing in LO for comparison
Comment 9 Buovjaga 2017-08-26 16:37:57 UTC
Not seeing a problem with Cardo.
I took a screenshot, imported to GIMP, made a selection between the lines and moved it around to compare. Same height.

Arch Linux 64-bit, KDE Plasma 5
Build ID: 3c49b28ffa7ab062726e5e600312d9164224404e
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.12; UI render: default; VCL: kde4; 
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); Calc: group
Built on August 26th 2017
Comment 10 Dieter 2018-06-15 14:58:57 UTC
(In reply to Yannick.D from comment #2)
> Might be related to how line hight is calculated by LO as discussed in issue
> 94464 (

Bug 94464 haas been fixed. Does this change or solve your problem? I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to 'UNCONFIRMED' once the requested document is provided.
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2019-01-11 15:22:08 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2019-03-21 11:26:05 UTC
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