Bug 117128 - characters with an accent are inserted before normal characters
Summary: characters with an accent are inserted before normal characters
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All macOS (All)
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 122228 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: MacOS-Performance
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Reported: 2018-04-20 17:47 UTC by duthen-mac
Modified: 2023-05-20 05:09 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description duthen-mac 2018-04-20 17:47:02 UTC
[UI] When LO is overloaded, the characters appear slowly and in a wrong order.
The buffered characters with an accent are inserted before the characters without accents.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a Text document with many graphics
2. Type quickly "mémémémé" or "çaçaçaçaça" or "elle est régulière"
3. wait a little bit (2 to 3 seconds)

Actual Results:  
the characters are not inserted in the document in the order I typed them:
=> "éééémmmm" or "ççççaaaa" or "elle est éèrgulire"

Expected Results:
=> "mémémémé" or "çaçaçaçaça" or "elle est régulière"

Reproducible: Sometimes

User Profile Reset: No

OpenGL enabled: Yes

Additional Info:
I'm using a fully french mac (french keyboard, french system, french locale, french software...).

Build ID: 2524958677847fb3bb44820e40380acbe820f960
Threads CPU : 8; OS : Mac OS X 10.13.4; UI Render : par défaut; 
Locale : fr-FR (fr_FR.UTF-8); Calc: group

$ glxinfo | grep OpenGL
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M OpenGL Engine
OpenGL version string: 2.1 NVIDIA-10.30.25 355.
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.20
OpenGL extensions:

My mac has only 8Gb RAM.
I open several applications with many windows.
For example, I use Chrome with 10 windows and 20 tabs per window.
I opened 20 Finder windows.

The rainbow wheel and the Activity Monitor show that the system tends to swap.

I've already seen the bug with some earlier versions of LibreOffice but can't remember precisely which ones.

It happens only when LO is really overloaded, specially with a text with many Calc draws, but sometimes with a new empty document (with the other document still opened).

The "easy workaround" is one of:
- buy a mac with more RAM (or a PC).
- close other applications.
- type the text in some other text editor (emacs, sublime text, textedit...) and copy/paste it into LO. 
- type slowly enough (about 1 character per second) and wait for each regular character to be displayed before typing any accentuated character.
- fix the wrong words (change by hand "éèrgulire" into "régulière").

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_13_4) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/65.0.3325.181 Safari/537.36
Comment 1 Alex Thurgood 2018-04-23 07:38:16 UTC
Using the OpenGL on Mac versions of LibreOffice is currently not recommended.

1) Do you see the same behaviour if you turn off OpenGL support ?

2) You say the issue is hard to reproduce - without step by step instructions and a suitable test file, how are we going to be able to confirm this ?

I have a FR keyboard and locale with which to test, but without instructions and a test file for doing so, I will be stabbing in the dark.

Setting to NEEDINFO pending requested information.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2018-11-05 16:07:59 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2018-12-03 13:20:03 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Alex Thurgood 2018-12-21 10:00:13 UTC
*** Bug 122228 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Alex Thurgood 2018-12-21 10:01:11 UTC
Confirming due to duplicate
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2020-12-21 03:43:35 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Cor Nouws 2021-09-28 18:57:29 UTC
Duplicate 122228 mentions:
On fast type in French, accentuated characters like é or ç are frequently in wrong position (MacOS)