Bug 38669 - Typing an accented letter when focus on a figure, display another character
Summary: Typing an accented letter when focus on a figure, display another character
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: low minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Character Shapes
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Reported: 2011-06-25 05:30 UTC by Rpnpif
Modified: 2020-08-17 11:51 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Rpnpif 2011-06-25 05:30:39 UTC
To reproduce this issue :

1. Open LibreOffice Draw.
2. Draw a rectangle (or other form.
4. Select this form (but not enter in the form).
5. Type é, à OR some other character as °.
The typed character is replaced by a rectangle or another character followed by a space. A backspace makes fixing.

This issue exists in all release of Libreoffice or OpenOffice (not tested in 3.4).
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-06-25 09:22:52 UTC
[Reproducible] with Daily Build nearby "LibreOffice 3.4.1RC1  - WIN7  Home Premium (64bit) German UI [OOO340m1 (Build:101)]"
Also affected: Fontwork, pictures (.png)

Strange, no problem for shapes inserted in WRITER and CALC

Indeed very old bug, also visible in OOo 1.1.4, 3.1. obsolete 3.4-dev 

Might be related to <http://openoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=34273>?

Reduced Importance because of simple workaround.

I saw you involved in "Bug 34749 - FORMATTING: Text ...", may be you also can help here?
Please feel free to reassign if it’s not your area.
Comment 2 Rpnpif 2011-11-11 06:45:06 UTC
This bug is still present in LibOo 3.4.4 final.
Comment 3 Rpnpif 2012-08-10 15:27:02 UTC
This bug is still present in LO 3.6.0 final.
Comment 4 Thorsten Behrens (allotropia) 2013-09-12 16:14:47 UTC
Apologies for not having gotten around fixing this bug yet; unfortunately in future I'll have even less time at my disposal for this, so I'm freeing up ownership for other volunteers to take over.
Comment 5 bfoman (inactive) 2014-02-20 18:28:49 UTC
This bug lost its owner - back to NEW.
Comment 6 Rpnpif 2014-09-01 05:20:28 UTC
This bug is still present in LO
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2015-09-04 02:49:09 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Rpnpif 2015-09-04 15:17:37 UTC
This bug is still present in LO

Four years now.
Comment 9 Rpnpif 2015-12-27 11:03:25 UTC
This bug is still present in LO
Comment 10 Rpnpif 2016-04-12 12:24:03 UTC
Very very old (+10?) annoying bug still present in

If the wrong character is not corrected in the ODG document, It persist an arrow instead of é. Charset issue?
Comment 11 Xisco Faulí 2017-09-29 08:51:52 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 Rpnpif 2017-12-06 10:56:27 UTC
This bug is still present in LO 6.0beta1.1.
Comment 13 Rpnpif 2017-12-06 11:09:43 UTC
The first character which is represented with a rectangular (as unknown font are), is in the WenQuanYi Micro Hei font and the other are in Liberation Sans.

I has never used in any document the WenQuanYi Micro Hei font, which although is present in my system but Liberation Sans is my default font.
Comment 14 Laurent BP 2019-10-03 12:32:59 UTC
Confirmed with Version: (x64)
Build ID: 23edc44b61b830b7d749943e020e96f5a7df63bf
Threads CPU : 2; OS : Windows 6.1; UI Render : par défaut; VCL: win; 
Locale : fr-FR (fr_FR); Langue IHM : fr-FR
Calc: CL

Confirmed with A00 4.1.5
Comment 15 Rpnpif 2020-08-17 11:51:03 UTC
This bug is still present in LO 7.0.0 and 6.4.6.