Bug 45646 - FORMATTING text with hanging punctuation
Summary: FORMATTING text with hanging punctuation
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.2 release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-02-05 03:42 UTC by Zoltan Laszlo
Modified: 2015-04-03 19:16 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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test document (12.40 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation)
2013-05-28 10:44 UTC, sasha.libreoffice
Screenshot of the test document (55.68 KB, image/jpeg)
2013-05-28 10:54 UTC, Zoltan Laszlo

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Description Zoltan Laszlo 2012-02-05 03:42:28 UTC
First, when using hanging punctuation with the Linux Libertine G and Linux Biolinum G font family, animated text has hanging punctuation but the hanging fragment of the sign is cut along the margin of the text frame. As a result, it will not appear when e. g. it is fading to appear. You can only see the fragment inside the textbox.

Second, hanging punctuation should be turned off somehow for bullets and numbering. E. g. in case of numbering followed by a period the space inserted after the period is "swallowed".
Comment 1 sasha.libreoffice 2012-05-15 03:40:59 UTC
Thanks for bugreport
Please, attach odp document that demonstrates this problem.
And screenshot of problem if possible
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2013-05-27 16:54:45 UTC
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Comment 3 Zoltan Laszlo 2013-05-28 06:47:56 UTC
Bug can be reproduced as follows:
1. Open an empty presentation.
2. Type in some text beginning and ending with a quote or ending with colon, semicolon, period, hyphen, etc.
3. Add any kind of animation (I tried Checkerboard and Fade In)
4. Press F5, launch the animation (by pressing SPACE for instance).

Result: hanged characters at the start/end of the line are only partially visible. Bug can be reproduced only in full screen slideshow, playing the animation in editing mode will not lead to this result.

Behavior expected: the text should be animated and fully visible.

Error reproduced on LibreOffice
Comment 4 sasha.libreoffice 2013-05-28 07:07:53 UTC
Thanks for additional information.
Sorry, I still can not reproduce problem.
Please, provide following information:
- name of OS and distro
- name of video card and video driver
- it is reproducible with any font or only with specific font?
- it is reproducible with any settings of hardware acceleration and anti-aliasing? (Tools->Options->LibreOffice->View)

Please, attach produced odp document. It will help in case I do something wrong.
Comment 5 Zoltan Laszlo 2013-05-28 10:36:19 UTC
I forgot to mention a crucial detail: before applying the animation, apply the following formatting to the text: in the font name box enter: 

Linux Libertine G:hang=1 or Linux Biolinum G:hang=1

Now you should be able to reproduce the bug. If hanging punctuation is not activated as shown above, you will not catch the bug.

Here are the details requested:
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
VGA: R5450-MD1GH (ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB), driver: (by AMD)

The bug was reproduced on an other machine, too: Asus K53SC-SX140D running Windows 7 Home Premium having onboard an dedicated video cards such as Intel HD Graphics 3000 respectively NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX with the latest drivers.
Comment 6 sasha.libreoffice 2013-05-28 10:44:56 UTC
Created attachment 79889 [details]
test document
Comment 7 sasha.libreoffice 2013-05-28 10:52:42 UTC
thanks for additional information.
in 4.0.3 on Fedora (RFR) 64 bit (only when hardware acceleration disabled)
and in 3.4.2 on Windows XP 32 bit (both hardware acceleration variant)

Steps to reproduce:
0. Start first attachment
1. Press F5, then space
Expected: correct rendering of dot at end of the text
Actually: we seen only half of dot

Changing version to 3.4.2 as most early reproduced
Comment 8 Zoltan Laszlo 2013-05-28 10:54:14 UTC
Created attachment 79890 [details]
Screenshot of the test document
Comment 9 Zoltan Laszlo 2013-05-28 10:59:09 UTC
The issue appears not only in case of dots, but with any form of punctuation (colon, semicolon, question marks, exclamation marks, periods, quotations, etc.)
Comment 10 tommy27 2013-10-19 07:37:56 UTC
issue still present with LibO under Win7 64bit
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Comment 12 A (Andy) 2015-04-03 19:16:59 UTC
For me not reproducible with LO, Win 8.1

Please reopen it, if you can still reproduce it.  Thanks.