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Bug 117941 - slash/X "striking" of text not shown for RTL text when exporting to PDF
Summary: slash/X "striking" of text not shown for RTL text when exporting to PDF
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
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Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: RTL-CTL
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Reported: 2018-05-31 18:08 UTC by Eyal Rozenberg
Modified: 2019-09-18 20:00 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Example text with various font effects (13.02 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2018-05-31 18:10 UTC, Eyal Rozenberg
Result of exporting the example document to PDF (13.02 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2018-05-31 18:11 UTC, Eyal Rozenberg

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Description Eyal Rozenberg 2018-05-31 18:08:17 UTC
One of the available font effects is striking text with '/' or 'X' characters.

For Right-to-Left text - at least, Hebrew and Arabic - this effect works on-screen, but does not carry over to exported PDFs.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Type some Hebrew text
2. On the Menus, choose File | Export as... | Export as PDF...
3. Accept the default export options
4. Complete the export to some file
5. Open the PDF file you've created in any PDF viewer

Actual Results:  
The lines with Latin text and with numbers, which have been struck over with slashes or Xes exhibit those strikes. The lines with Hebrew and Arabic text - do not.

Expected Results:
All lines with struck-over text should appear struck over in the PDF as well

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Reported here:

See attachments for an example.

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0
Comment 1 Eyal Rozenberg 2018-05-31 18:10:29 UTC
Created attachment 142457 [details]
Example text with various font effects

This file contains lines with Hebrew, Arabic, Latin and numbers (separately), with different font effects: None, strike-through, striking with / and striking with X. One column has the font set to Arial, the other has it set to David CLM (although David CLM doesn't cover Arabic, so you should get the default.
Comment 2 Eyal Rozenberg 2018-05-31 18:11:16 UTC
Created attachment 142458 [details]
Result of exporting the example document to PDF

This exhibits the bug.
Comment 3 Xisco Faulí 2018-06-04 09:02:43 UTC
You can't confirm your own bugs. Moving it back to UNCONFIRMED until someone
else confirms it.
Comment 4 Eyal Rozenberg 2018-06-04 09:05:24 UTC
(In reply to Xisco Faulí from comment #3)
> You can't confirm your own bugs. Moving it back to UNCONFIRMED until someone
> else confirms it.

It's not my own bug, actually - it was discussed and confirmed at the link I mentioned. I understand you may not have been able to see that, since it's a conversation in Hebrew. It was confirmed by 4 different people (although 3 of them were not registered users).
Comment 5 Xisco Faulí 2018-06-04 09:09:27 UTC
Ok, thanks for the information!!
Comment 6 Dina 2018-09-17 20:53:59 UTC

OS: Lubuntu 18.04.1 32 bit
Build ID: 1:6.1.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo3
CPU threads: 1; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2; 
Locale: he-IL (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2019-09-18 02:54:17 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Eyal Rozenberg 2019-09-18 20:00:24 UTC
Bug still manifests with:

Build ID: 1:6.3.1-1
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.2; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: he-IL (en_IL); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded

(Reproduced by exporting the example document to PDF.)