Bug 56506 - 50%+ entries in menus are marked with special character carets, menus unreadable after installation of current GE version via SYNAPTIC
Summary: 50%+ entries in menus are marked with special character carets, menus unreada...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium critical
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-10-28 22:07 UTC by Dirk Haar
Modified: 2014-08-04 16:15 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Dirk Haar 2012-10-28 22:07:04 UTC
50%+ entries in menus are marked with special character carets, menus unreadable after installation of current GE version via SYNAPTIC.
When opening a spreadsheet, even column characters and line numbers are missing,
C J N Y AC, AJ, AN, AY, BC, BJ, BN, BY, CA-CH, and others are readable,
line 3,4,5, 13,14,15,23,24,25 are readable...

What is missing or went wrong in installation?

I had the same problem after installating manually from LO.org download,
so deinstalled all of it and tried with synaptic.

I need LO!

I'm using a fresh and stable Xubuntu 12.10 German.
Comment 1 Dirk Haar 2012-10-28 22:18:03 UTC
Cut and paste from "about LO":

Version (Build ID: 360m1(Build:2))

Visible is only one caret per character.
Comment 2 Dirk Haar 2012-10-29 00:06:09 UTC
same for RC2 (from xubuntu repositories)

Version (Build ID: da8c1e6), manually installed via new download form libreoffice.org.

The menu entries which can not be read differ from time to time and start to start.
Comment 3 Dirk Haar 2012-10-30 19:14:08 UTC
Einen Workaround habe ich hier gefnuden:

Ich hatte als Systemstandardschrift "Open Sans" eingestellt,
die in allen anderen Programmen fehlerfrei in Mneüs angezeigt wird.
Ich verwende jetzt "DejaVu Sans Book" (andere gehen auch), das Problem ist 
auch bei laufendem LO sofort weg.

Der Ersatz durch Nimbus (wie im Artikel oben genannt) war für mich keine Option,
da bei Umstellung deutlich wird, dass zumindest bei dieser und einigen anderen Fonts die Menüs "condensed" (also schmlaer als normal) angezeigt werden.

Da sollte doch bitte mal jemand einen Blick drauf werfen,
es kann ja nicht so sein, dass LO dem Nutzer vorschreibt,
welche Schrift er zu verwenden hat.

Auch im Blick auf Hilfsprogramme für Sehbehinderte
(und daranhängend das Renommeé!) könnte das problematisch sein.
Comment 4 bfoman (inactive) 2013-03-04 14:05:34 UTC
Is this still an issue in the latest stable release?
Comment 5 Joel Madero 2013-12-20 15:27:22 UTC
Marking as NEEDINFO. Please provide clear steps on how to reproduce and an image would be nice so we can see what you see.

Once you provide steps and give us an attachment, and verify that it's still an issue with latest stable release, mark as UNCONFIRMED and we'll go from there.

Thanks for helping!
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2014-07-08 17:29:23 UTC
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Comment 7 QA Administrators 2014-08-04 16:15:25 UTC
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