Bug 144982 - Export unicode in pdf-file using Ubuntu (Linux)
Summary: Export unicode in pdf-file using Ubuntu (Linux)
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 129523
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing and PDF export (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
6.4 all versions
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: PDF-Export
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Reported: 2021-10-07 14:57 UTC by Willem
Modified: 2022-09-13 14:04 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

source (11.51 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2021-10-23 13:15 UTC, Willem
output in ubuntu (24.59 KB, application/pdf)
2021-10-23 13:16 UTC, Willem
output in windows (36.10 KB, application/pdf)
2021-10-23 13:17 UTC, Willem
output in MAC OS X (24.53 KB, application/pdf)
2021-10-23 13:18 UTC, Willem

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Description Willem 2021-10-07 14:57:58 UTC
To PDF exported text files (odt) with unicode characters are missing the unicode characters using LibreOffice Linux. Examples U+260E (black phone); U+1F4F1 (mobile phone) and U+1F4E7 (e-mail). In windows all characters are exported to the pdf and in iOS some.
Temporary solution: 1. create odt in Libreoffice Linux; 2. Open .odt in Libreoffice Windows; 3. Export PDF with LibreOffice Windows. 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open LibreOffice for Linux (Ubuntu)
2. make a textfile with unicode U+260E; U+1F4F1; U+1F4E7
3. export to PDF
4. Examine PDF file for output unicode characters.

Actual Results:
In all Linux versions I tried, unicode characters were not exported

Expected Results:
Export symbols like black phone; mobile phone or e-mail symbol

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Results in Windows and iOS versions of Libreoffice differ.
Under Windows all characters are shown in the PDF file.
Using LibreOffice in iOS some characters are exported, some are not.
Comment 1 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2021-10-22 13:59:38 UTC
Which font are you using? I do not find these characters in standard fonts like Liberation or C fonts (Caladea/Carlito/Cantarell). In DejaVu I only found the black phone.

Please attach a text document containing these 3 characters.

Status has been set to NEEDINFO, please set it back to UNCONFIRMED once requested information has been provided.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 2 Michael Warner 2021-10-22 14:51:49 UTC
(In reply to Willem from comment #0)
> Description:
> In all Linux versions I tried, unicode characters were not exported

Which versions specifically did you try? There have been some other bugs that have been fixed recently regarding Unicode characters and PDF.
Comment 3 Willem 2021-10-23 13:15:39 UTC
Created attachment 175882 [details]

source with unicode characters
Comment 4 Willem 2021-10-23 13:16:46 UTC
Created attachment 175883 [details]
output in ubuntu

output in ubuntu
Comment 5 Willem 2021-10-23 13:17:31 UTC
Created attachment 175884 [details]
output in windows

output in windows
Comment 6 Willem 2021-10-23 13:18:40 UTC
Created attachment 175885 [details]
output in MAC OS X

output in iOS
Comment 7 Michael Warner 2021-10-23 15:22:13 UTC
I can confirm with Linux Mint:
Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 02b2acce88a210515b4a5bb2e46cbfb63fe97d56
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 8 ⁨خالد حسني⁩ 2022-09-13 14:04:31 UTC
This is duplicate of bug 129523 and relate to bug 150398 (as the user might want text presentation here, not colored emoji).

The immediate fix of the issue is to explicitly specify a font for the symbols that is not a color emoji font, and not rely on font fallback.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 129523 ***