Bug 52370 - SLIDESHOW: Slideshow mixes location of period (.) and/or all other marks in Hebrew (windows only)
Summary: SLIDESHOW: Slideshow mixes location of period (.) and/or all other marks in H...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: Slide-Show PPTX RTL-Hebrew
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Reported: 2012-07-22 20:03 UTC by amit.finkler
Modified: 2019-10-21 14:45 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

example of the bug (11.54 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation)
2013-03-23 18:31 UTC, amit.finkler

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Description amit.finkler 2012-07-22 20:03:58 UTC
Problem description: 
Slideshow mixes location of period (.) and/or all other marks in Hebrew when the menu language is some LTR (English) and the presentation text boxes are some RTL (Hebrew)
Steps to reproduce:
1. Create a new slide with a Hebrew text box. Write a Hebrew sentence and end it with a full stop (period.)
2. Make sure the menu language is English
3. Play the slideshow and observe the location of the period.

Current behavior:
Full stop mark is at the beginning of the sentence instead of at its end.
Expected behavior:
Full stop mark is at the beginning of the sentence instead of at its end. By the way, this is solved if you change the menu language to Hebrew...
Platform (if different from the browser): 
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:14.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/14.0.1
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2012-10-29 22:29:48 UTC
Please upload a document that we can see the behavior on. This will make it a lot easier to triage as our QA team is really small and having to install Hebrew input methods takes time. Once you upload the document I can easily look at this and confirm the issue.

Marking as NEEDINFO. Please mark as UNCONFIRMED once you upload a document
Comment 2 Lior Kaplan 2012-11-10 13:53:28 UTC
@amit - have you set the textbox directionality to RTL? otherwise the text will appear as you've mentioned.
Comment 3 retired 2013-03-23 16:19:40 UTC
No further response from bug reporter. Can't reproduce without any test documents.

Setting to INVALID.

Amit: if you can still reproduce this problem with LO 4, please re-open this bug and we'll further investigate.
Comment 4 amit.finkler 2013-03-23 18:31:58 UTC
Created attachment 76950 [details]
example of the bug

The bug has evolved. Not only does the 'period' not appear at the end of line, it transforms into a dash/hyphen _and_ is located at the beginning of the line. See attached example file.
Comment 5 Lior Kaplan 2013-03-25 10:24:59 UTC
I'm unable to see what you're describing. I hope we could meet to reproduce the bug together.
Comment 6 Lior Kaplan 2013-05-08 07:07:36 UTC
I've met today with Amit and saw the bug is reproducible on his computer (LibO, win7, 64bit). I've made sure the textbox is RTL during the reproduction.
It doesn't reproduce with Linux (testing on 3.5.4 and
Comment 7 Pavel R 2013-05-21 10:58:25 UTC
I have same problem with LO Version on linux displays everything correctly.
Comment 8 Pavel R 2013-05-21 11:41:53 UTC
Also, I installed on my linux box and it also works correctly, while on 3 Windows boxes it hits this problem.
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2015-09-04 02:48:18 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 Pavel R 2015-09-04 05:28:43 UTC
Bug is still present in on Windows 7.
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 10:29:28 UTC
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