special characters are encoded incorrect when saved as RTF under Windows
Steps to reproduce:
1. create new empty file with writer
2. Insert special character: Menu Insert -> Special Character
3. Choose e.g. the Copyright Sign
4. Save file as RTF
5. Close the document
6. reopen the saved RTF document
wrong character displayer
original character should be dispayed eg. the Copyright Sign
Windows 7 64 Bit
reproduced with the following LibreOffice Versions:
works with version 3.4.4 under Ubuntu Linux 64 bit
Confirmed (Platform Windows Vista 64)
Which font did you use ? Calibri ? Have you tried to play with different standard font like Arial, Times New Roman, etc.
Best regards. JBF
the error occurs with Times New Roman (which is the default font)
i tried with Verdana and Arial which seems to work ok
Created attachment 55372 [details]
copyright sign with arial
Created attachment 55373 [details]
copyright sign with times new roman
i compared the .rtf source that is saved in both cases:
when switching the font to Arial the copyright sign is saved as
(line 16 in attached arial.rtf)
when saving the same sign with times new roman the rtf looks like
(also line 16 in attached timesnewroman.rtf)
when manually adding the missing \u169 to the rtf source in timesnewroman.rtf the sign is displayed correctly
I reproduce the problem with LibreOffice 3.4.5 rc2, LO 3.5.0 beta2 and LO3.5.0 beta2+ (daily build : LOdev 3.5.0beta2+ Build ID: cbb7814-7f15fca-9e804be-2d9b003) under MS-Windows-XP (VM)
But *not* with LO 3.4.5 rc2 under Ubuntu 10.04 (x86) and LO 3.5.0 beta2+ under Ubuntu 11.10 (x86_64)
So it seems it is a MS-Windows only problem.
Miklos: i think it is for you. Please feel free to reassign if you can't handle this bug. Thank you :-)
Best regards. JBF
For some crazy reason the inserted character with no additional formatting applied gets the font with SHIFTJIS_CHARSET (128). Why?
Can you see if this export bug also happens with docx? Just to see where the bug is.
I will check if this bug is stil on windows, special characters was a problem on Linux byut not anymore
anything new on this?
can i help on something?
The issue is still present in 3.5.0 RC1, Kubuntu 11.10, WINE 1.3.37. Here's how to reproduce:
1. Start a new document in Writer.
2. Type in some text. It can be any text, not just special characters. Font selection doesn't matter either.
3. Copy the text to the clipboard.
4. Paste into ActionTest editor. (ActionTest can be downloaded from:
5. Save as rvf.
6. Assigned charset is SHIFTJIS_CHARSET.
If I go to Format/Character/Font/Language in LO, Japanese isn't listed; the only languages available in Country/Region & Language under Kubuntu's System Settings are American English and British English. So,... no obvious reason for SHIFTJIS.
I tried to reproduce this, indeed it's specific to RTF and Windows. (However the relevant part of the RTF export filter is really simple, there is nothing RTF or Windows-specific there...) I guess a solution is to do the same what we do on Linux when the locale is UTF-8 (emit the unicode character instead of playing with charset), but I don't have a Windows build around.
Will try to get a mingw build soon - hopefully reproducible there.
any progress on this issue?
Not really. I don't have a Windows build environment (I plan to set up one in the next few weeks) and mingw is broken on master (builds, but doesn't start), so I'm blocked on that one.
not reproducible with LO 18.104.22.168 (Win7 Home, 64bit)
Does this issue still persist for you with the latest release of LO?
tested with 4.0.3 under win7 pro 64-bit
we are on 3.6, but since there is no explicit patch it probably won't be fixed in a 3.x release?
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Per comments #16 and #17 closing as WorksForMe.
Please, feel free to reopen if you disagree.
Best regards. JBF