LibreOffice crashes when scrolling through Fonts Combo Box, only when a specific font called samanata.ttf is installed on my system.
Win XP SP3
Libreoffice Version 188.8.131.52 (Build ID: 5991f37846fc3763493029c4958b57282c2597e)
This is similar to bug 37449 (fixed now, thanks!) and bug 44595.
The font can be obtained at:
Steps to reproduce:
- Install Samanata.ttf font.
- Open a a document (writer, calc ...) (or create a new one)
- Scroll through the list of fonts to display Samanata
Expected result : Preview of the font
Actual result: Crash
This font is a Devnagari font for Indian / Nepali languages.
No crash for me running the tinderbox build from last night on XP.
I don't have Devnagari stuff installed on XP (only on Linux) so I'm running a basic English version of XP, when I scroll through font list I see Samanata with the font to the right (looks like Sanskrit or something similar).
I'm going to mark this as WFM, if you can reproduce on upcoming Release Candidate 3 please reopen. Also, please make sure to start with a fresh profile when testing out pre-releases as strange stuff tends to happen in there :-D
Thanks for reporting and for your patience!
Tested on Version 184.108.40.206 (Build ID: 7545bee9c2a0782548772a21bc84a9dcc583b89).
Crash still persists. Deleting the font Samanata.ttf from the system via Control Panel -> Fonts fixes the problem.
Fresh installation of 220.127.116.11 with no user installed extensions. Only "Installation Extensions" available via LibreOffice installer.
Kedar - please delete your user profile and start with a clean configuration, report back with your results. Thanks!
Just for the record, I don't reproduce with 4.0 sources updated some days ago on pc Debian x86-64
(I copied the font in ~/.fonts then "fc-cache -fv")
Really makes me think it's the environment then if an experienced developer and an experienced QA member cannot reproduce....
Kedar: if you still reproduce the crash even after following Joel's advice, could you, for the test, try with 3.6.5?
If you don't reproduce it with 3.6.5 it could give some hint
If you reproduce it with 3.6.5, do you know the last LO version when the preview of this font was ok?
(In reply to comment 3)
> Kedar - please delete your user profile and start with a clean configuration,
> report back with your results. Thanks!
Used the guideline at:
to backup and rename my user profile and start LO 18.104.22.168 with a clean user profile. No improvement. Crash still persists.
(In reply to comment 4)
> Just for the record, I don't reproduce with 4.0 sources updated some days
> ago on pc Debian x86-64
> (I copied the font in ~/.fonts then "fc-cache -fv")
This is a follow-on from bug 37449. This behaviour is Windows only. Linux users do not seem to face this problem.
(In reply to comment 5)
> Really makes me think it's the environment then if an experienced developer
> and an experienced QA member cannot reproduce....
(In reply to comment 6)
> Kedar: if you still reproduce the crash even after following Joel's advice,
> could you, for the test, try with 3.6.5?
> If you don't reproduce it with 3.6.5 it could give some hint
> If you reproduce it with 3.6.5, do you know the last LO version when the
> preview of this font was ok?
Tried with a parallel install of 3.6.5 as given in:
No improvement. Crash still persists.
I had installed the font when I had updated to Version 22.214.171.124 (Build ID: 2ef5aff). Thus, I do not have the last LO version when the preview of this font was ok. Sorry, cannot help here.
Are you able to use the font outside of LibreOffice? This is becoming more and more difficult to track down :-/
I tested in Windows and had no problem
Created attachment 74269 [details]
Screenshot showing successful scroll through font preview
(In reply to comment 8)
> Are you able to use the font outside of LibreOffice? This is becoming
> more and more difficult to track down :-/
> I tested in Windows and had no problem
I tried other programs like Notepad and Wordpad. No issues there. Also, these programs do not have a font preview inline similar to LO. Do not have MS Office installed on my machine.
Here is some further digging around that I did:
Disabled Java in LO Version 126.96.36.199 (Build ID: 7545bee9c2a0782548772a21bc84a9dcc583b89) and restarted LO. Was able to scroll through the font list successfully without a crash. As can be seen from the attached screenshot, the culprit font Samanata is listed, without a preview. Is this similar to your experience?
Trying the same workaround in Version 188.8.131.52 (Build ID: 5b93205) does not work. Crash still persists.
At the moment, I am ok with the behaviour of 184.108.40.206, with Java disabled. The above experience does point to some mismatch of environment settings to be behind this issue.
Let me know if you need more information.
Closing as fixed in 4.0.0 given "I am ok with the behaviour of 220.127.116.11, with Java disabled." Though I still think there's more to this one, but if there is it isn't reproducible