Bug 140011 - LibreOffice writer adds dots and dashes to arabic text odt and pdf documents
Summary: LibreOffice writer adds dots and dashes to arabic text odt and pdf documents
Status: UNCONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
6.1.5.2 release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: RTL-Arabic
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Reported: 2021-01-30 01:22 UTC by Joseph
Modified: 2021-11-12 16:04 UTC (History)
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4 screen shot images showing the undesirable dots/dashes added by LibreOffice with my partial solution. (214.78 KB, image/bmp)
2021-01-30 01:33 UTC, Joseph
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Description Joseph 2021-01-30 01:22:13 UTC
Description:
LibreOffice writer (all versions) adds dots and dashes to arabic text odt and export to pdf documents. I found a partial solution by unchecking {Kashida-sensitive} in the search dialog box. Fully explained in attached image file.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Nothing special to do. Just write arabic text.
2.Produced especially in Headings (all).
3.

Actual Results:
See attached image file.

Expected Results:
Normal clean text.


Reproducible: Always


User Profile Reset: No



Additional Info:
not to add undesirable dots and dashes.
Comment 1 Joseph 2021-01-30 01:33:12 UTC
Created attachment 169290 [details]
4 screen shot images showing the undesirable dots/dashes added by LibreOffice with my partial solution.

Image contains all required information.
Comment 2 Joseph 2021-02-04 01:46:56 UTC
The same behaviour occurs also in Linux Mint 19 & 20 exactly the same.
Comment 3 Joseph 2021-02-04 01:49:57 UTC
The same behaviour occurs also in all versions of libreoffice from 6.1.2 to 7.4 under Linux Mint 19 & 20; exactly the same as in Windows.
Comment 4 Xisco Faulí 2021-02-09 12:18:09 UTC
You can't confirm your own bugs. Moving it back to UNCONFIRMED until someone
else confirms it.
Comment 5 Joseph 2021-02-17 13:03:20 UTC
This bug does not happen in OpenOffice.
Comment 6 Eyal Rozenberg 2021-11-12 16:04:03 UTC
Hello Joseph,

I'm not able to reproduce this effect. Can you please:

1. Provide _exact_ reproduction instructions, for a person who's not fluent in Arabic? Including how to enter the text (or text to copy from this bug page into the document)

2. Provide a sample ODT document and the resulting PDF file?


Also, I have a suspicion that this might have something to do with how Arabic punctuation is encoded, which I've always found a bit confusing. If you'll look at:

https://www.utf8icons.com/subsets/arabic-presentation-forms-b

you'll see characters/code points which are supposed to be "isolated forms" and "medial forms" - with the medial forms having those baselines.

Finally, I don't understand how making changes in the search dialog - which should only affect searching - have any effects on PDF exports.