Bug 141473 - LO Writer failed to load .doc with Courier font from the Wayback Machine (regression)
Summary: LO Writer failed to load .doc with Courier font from the Wayback Machine (reg...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: bibisectRequest, filter:doc, regression
Depends on:
Blocks: DOC-Opening
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Reported: 2021-04-03 11:30 UTC by Volga
Modified: 2022-09-06 13:24 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:
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Fig 1. Opening 96-187.doc (75.01 KB, image/png)
2021-04-03 11:33 UTC, Volga
Fig 2. Opening 96-188.doc (63.08 KB, image/png)
2021-04-03 11:34 UTC, Volga
Example file (12.50 KB, application/msword)
2021-04-09 17:52 UTC, Telesto

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Description Volga 2021-04-03 11:30:18 UTC
I’ve discovered some files from the Wayback Machine, but I can’t open them with LO Writer.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download files from several links

Actual Results:
Writer does not load the content properly, but rather force the content to crammed too close together.

Expected Results:
Writer should render these documents properly.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: fe0b08f4af1bacafe4c7ecc87ce55bb426164676
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19042; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: zh-CN (zh_CN); UI: zh-CN
Calc: threaded

You can get more files from here:
Type application/msword into Filter results would get them.
Comment 1 Volga 2021-04-03 11:33:27 UTC
Created attachment 170931 [details]
Fig 1. Opening 96-187.doc
Comment 2 Volga 2021-04-03 11:34:47 UTC
Created attachment 170932 [details]
Fig 2. Opening 96-188.doc
Comment 3 Volga 2021-04-03 12:25:01 UTC
Oh well, Bugzilla may have a problem to parse the third catalog link from the Wayback Machine, you need to visit here:
Comment 4 Volga 2021-04-04 03:36:35 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Richard_416282 2021-04-05 09:33:14 UTC Comment hidden (no-value)
Comment 6 Richard_416282 2021-04-05 09:52:33 UTC Comment hidden (no-value)
Comment 7 Richard_416282 2021-04-05 10:22:23 UTC Comment hidden (off-topic)
Comment 8 Volga 2021-04-06 02:46:37 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Timur 2021-04-06 06:34:03 UTC
No repro 5.1, repro 5.3 and 7.2+. Windows only, not in Linux. 
Seems that started in Lo 5.2, there may have been 2 changes, improper fix.
Comment 10 Telesto 2021-04-09 17:52:00 UTC
Created attachment 171067 [details]
Example file
Comment 11 Telesto 2021-04-09 17:54:04 UTC
Opens for me
Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: ea4fb1559f7b99a0bfaf18f26cb3b6972c9cde1c
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3 Build 9600; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); UI: nl-NL
Calc: CL

But well with font-substitution active. Not having Courier installed. So maybe a font issue?
Comment 12 Timur 2021-04-12 16:04:35 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 13 Buovjaga 2021-04-12 16:19:22 UTC
(In reply to Timur from comment #12)
> I'd rather go the way of bibisect (which myself cannot do in Windows).

Sorry, can't bibisect yet as I am waiting for new virtio Windows drivers per this bug: https://github.com/virtio-win/kvm-guest-drivers-windows/issues/550

I keep the repos in a shared folder on my Linux host.
Comment 14 Timur 2021-04-15 12:26:55 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 15 Aron Budea 2021-04-25 04:27:44 UTC
(In reply to Telesto from comment #11)
> But well with font-substitution active. Not having Courier installed. So
> maybe a font issue?
No problem here on Windows, either. I'd also guess the problem could be related to font substitution.
Comment 16 Timur 2021-04-26 08:09:58 UTC
I think that empty profile is relevant for this being wrong and regression and not profile with font-substitution active (which is a workaround).
Comment 17 Volga 2022-09-06 03:07:23 UTC
The file looks good now on LO 7.4 on a Windows 7 machine

Version: (x86) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: f85e47c08ddd19c015c0114a68350214f7066f5a
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.1 Service Pack 1 Build 7601; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: zh-CN (zh_CN); UI: zh-CN
Calc: threaded

It would nice if anyone else can confirm from a different device.
Comment 18 Buovjaga 2022-09-06 06:15:28 UTC
They are indeed fine now on Windows, even in Safe Mode.
Comment 19 Timur 2022-09-06 13:24:16 UTC
I tested with 7.5+ in Win7 as NOK and in Win10 as OK. 
I don't change the status, let it stay closed.