Bug 33838 - FORMATTING, FILEOPEN: Default bullet point not showing correctly due to missing Wingdings fonts (.lwp import)
Summary: FORMATTING, FILEOPEN: Default bullet point not showing correctly due to missi...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.0 release
Hardware: Other All
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Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: TableofContents-Indexes LWP
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Reported: 2011-02-02 06:08 UTC by Jaxson Lee
Modified: 2022-07-27 10:40 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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.lwp '97 file with a bullet point in the default style (13.32 KB, application/vnd.lotus-wordpro)
2011-02-02 06:08 UTC, Jaxson Lee
Intermediate format: StarOffice XML (27.59 KB, text/xml)
2022-07-10 22:56 UTC, Bartosz
.lwp '97 with unordered bullets (it is using Wingdings font) (18.71 KB, application/vnd.lotus-wordpro)
2022-07-13 23:34 UTC, Bartosz
.lwp '97 with unordered bullets with description (it is using Wingdings font) (19.95 KB, application/vnd.lotus-wordpro)
2022-07-27 10:28 UTC, Bartosz

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Description Jaxson Lee 2011-02-02 06:08:31 UTC
Created attachment 42854 [details]
.lwp '97 file with a bullet point in the default style

The default bullet point style is replaced by a square box when a .lwp document is opened in Writer.

I believe the default bullet point style in Word Pro '97 is from the Wingdings font, specifically 'circle4' which has ANSI character code number 0x49 in hex, which is 159 in decimal. 

Most of the other built-in bullet point styles in Word Pro also uses Wingdings characters, but these are rendering OK in Writer.

I believe something's going wrong during the .lwp import process. Saving the .lwp as a .odt in Writer and then examining the styles.xml the XML relating to the default bullets shows it as:

<text:list-level-style-bullet text:level="10" text:bullet-char="">

That is with seemingly no character selected. Compare with a bullet point in a different style that does work OK in Writer:

<text:list-level-style-bullet text:level="1" text:bullet-char="§">

Where § has the same character code number as the desired symbol in Wingdings.

I've attached an .lwp document as an example of the broken bullet point.
Comment 1 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 11:49:00 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 Volker Hintsch 2012-02-12 02:17:55 UTC
Seem to have the same problem: When saving a document as a 2003 .doc file, the bullets reappear as different signs. Often as signs from another font - in my case the musical mf sign.
Comment 3 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:01:40 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:02:43 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:07:18 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:09:24 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 sasha.libreoffice 2012-08-24 05:56:58 UTC
not tested yet. Reopening
Comment 8 Jaxson Lee 2012-08-27 12:00:44 UTC
This is still an issue in LibreOffice Version (Build ID: 932b512) for Windows at least.
Comment 9 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-27 17:48:26 UTC
Doesn't seems to be the standard bullet... LO 3.6 Win 7 x64
Comment 10 sasha.libreoffice 2012-08-28 06:47:29 UTC
@ Jaxson Lee 
Thanks for additional testing
"Version" is most old version of LO where bug appears, not current version.
Changing back to 3.3.0
Comment 11 tommy27 2014-10-26 05:46:24 UTC
still reproducible under Win7x64 with LibO and
Build ID: 6ba8b7f5eacac969e4781d63718083a05491b1bc
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2014-10-24_02:23:51
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2015-12-20 16:07:56 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2017-01-03 19:46:44 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 14 QA Administrators 2019-12-03 13:55:31 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 15 QA Administrators 2021-12-03 04:22:18 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 16 Bartosz 2022-07-10 22:56:51 UTC
Created attachment 181217 [details]
Intermediate format: StarOffice XML

The import is not direct, but via an intermediate format: StarOffice
XML, the predecessor of ODF.

From the XML output it seems that the characted is interpreted as Unicode text:bullet-char="<U+009F>":

<text:list-style style:name="L5">
   <text:list-level-style-bullet text:level="1" style:num-format="" text:bullet-char="<U+009F>">
    <style:properties text:min-label-width="0.635cm" fo:text-align="start" style:font-name="Wingdings"/>
Comment 17 Bartosz 2022-07-13 23:34:19 UTC
Created attachment 181257 [details]
.lwp '97 with unordered bullets (it is using Wingdings font)

Unfortunately I am not able to reproduce this issue on Windows:
Version: (x64)
Build ID: 8349ace3c3162073abd90d81fd06dcfb6b36b994
CPU threads: 3; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 17763; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: pl-PL (pl_PL); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded

On Linux still there is an issue:

Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 30(Build:2)
CPU threads: 12; OS: Linux 5.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Ubuntu package version: 1:7.3.4~rc2-0ubuntu0.20.04.1~lo1
Calc: threaded
Comment 18 Bartosz 2022-07-27 10:28:35 UTC
Created attachment 181435 [details]
.lwp '97 with unordered bullets with description (it is using Wingdings font)

The mapping of Wingdings fonts to OpenSymbol is available at: