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Bug 127171 - libpagemaker Unicode Malayalam Support
Summary: libpagemaker Unicode Malayalam Support
Alias: None
Product: Document Liberation Project
Classification: Unclassified
Component: libpagemaker (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Ambady Anand S
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-08-26 19:32 UTC by Mujeeb Rahman K
Modified: 2019-12-09 14:25 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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missing contents while converting (391.48 KB, image/png)
2019-08-26 19:32 UTC, Mujeeb Rahman K
Sample pagemaker document in Malayalam language containing extended ASCII characters. (384.50 KB, application/x-pagemaker)
2019-11-03 10:30 UTC, Ambady Anand S

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Description Mujeeb Rahman K 2019-08-26 19:32:31 UTC
Created attachment 153671 [details]
missing contents while converting

I  tried libpagemaker in libre office and scribus. but it fails to detect ascii encoded malayalam language. when i convert the ascii text to unicode malayalam some texts are missing. could you fix this ? 

I included a sample pagemaker with Ascii malayalam in it. also original pagemaker content In Libre office.

pls see the below image to see the difference.
Comment 1 Mujeeb Rahman K 2019-08-30 18:05:12 UTC
the problem is with extended ASCII. libpagemaker not taking extended ascii charecters.
Comment 2 Xisco Faulí 2019-09-26 09:49:10 UTC
Hello Mujeeb,
Thank you for reporting the bug. Please attach a sample document, as this makes it easier for us to verify the bug. 
(Please note that the attachment will be public, remove any sensitive information before attaching it. 
See for help on how to do so.)

I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to 'UNCONFIRMED' once the requested document is provided.
Comment 3 Ambady Anand S 2019-11-03 10:30:20 UTC
Created attachment 155484 [details]
Sample pagemaker document in Malayalam language containing extended ASCII characters.

Attaching a sample pagemaker document in Malayalam language containing extended ASCII characters.
Comment 4 Ambady Anand S 2019-11-03 11:46:53 UTC
I have developed a patch which you can see here at Please review the same.
Comment 5 Fahad Al-Saidi 2019-11-13 08:37:33 UTC
@Xisco Faulí I hope you can ping the libpagemaker maintainer to review the patch. Thanks.
Comment 6 Roeland 2019-11-15 10:21:53 UTC
I'm adding the People who are listed as maintainers to CC
Comment 7 Fahad Al-Saidi 2019-12-09 14:25:58 UTC
A polite ping !