Created attachment 59607 [details]
screenshot showing misaligned cursor in arial and times new roman font
Steps to reproduce:
1. write text
2. set letter spacing to expanded by 2.0pt
3. move with cursor through words
cursor is getting misaligned.
cursor keeps aligned.
Platform (if different from the browser):
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0
Perhaps related to Bug 40212. I did not follow the steps below but this is occurring for me on Mac OS X 10.7.3 (11D50b), LibreOffice 184.108.40.206.
[Not Reproducible] with LibreOffice 220.127.116.11 - Debian 6.0.3 squeeze (32bit)
[Not Reproducible] with LibreOffice 18.104.22.168 - Win XP (32bit) Spanish UI
Without expanded spacing, I have the same problem on Mac with Lion OS.
I just downloaded latest stable
Build ID: 281b639-6baa1d3-ef66a77-d866f25-f36d45f
Same problem on 3.5.
The issue seems to be specifically with a sequence of space characters in a variable width font like Times New Roman.
No problem with fixed width fonts or an artificial example with no spaces, but if I have set up a layout with spaces, I cannot edit in any reasonable fashion.
In particular in a new document, with Time New Roman 12 font, if I set spaces to be visible, and start entering a sequence of spaces, the last space dot appears further and further to the right of the cursor as I add more spaces, though *logically* the cursor should be at the right end of the spaces.
Still not solved in
Version ID : 235ab8a-3802056-4a8fed3-2d66ea8-e241b80
on MacOSX 10.7.2
For me, a line of spaces looks OK, but if I enter a text like
Il m'est un plaisir de venir auprès de vous pour présenter notre 1ère formation d'enseignants qui
towards the end of the line it get's difficult to place the cursor. Notably around the "'", where it's really one caracter off!
*** Bug 40212 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This problem is apparent with "View>Non-printing characters" enabled.
A work around is to de-select "Preferences>Writer>Formatting Aids>Display of>Spaces"
*** Bug 78289 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Upping priority, as it makes typing anything in Writer with proportional fonts an exercise in futility.
Tor, any idea who might be our coretext experts ?
Edited summary to reflect situation
Can reproduce on 22.214.171.124, but seems fixed on 4.4 master
for info: the issue is related to spaced-charaters font (the proportional font is just making thing more easy to see)
or even with non spaced-character if one put more than one space between word.
This has been fixed in 4.4, but the patches are fairly invasive, so not a good or easy candidate for back-port
and let's be serious here.. this is not 'critical' by any definition of the term... there is no loss of data, no crash....
*** Bug 72677 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
(In reply to Norbert Thiebaud from comment #13)
> and let's be serious here.. this is not 'critical' by any definition of the
> term... there is no loss of data, no crash....
We'll have to agree to differ then, because I can assure you that trying to edit a 3 page existing ODT document that showed this behaviour made me switch to Word in order to get my work done.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 64957 ***