Bug 60905 - Some Regular Expressions are not working in Mac OS X
Summary: Some Regular Expressions are not working in Mac OS X
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) macOS (All)
: medium major
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2013-02-15 15:30 UTC by shiyuan
Modified: 2013-10-25 16:18 UTC (History)
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Description shiyuan 2013-02-15 15:30:46 UTC
In ubuntu with Libreoffice 3 I often use this two regular expressions:

To Identify opening quotation marks


To identify closing quotation marks


However, recently I installed the latest Libreoffice 4 on my Mac. this two are stop working properly, they only find quotation marks rather than identifying the opening or closing.

on the same mac, This following expression used to work fine under the latest Libreoffice 4, but today it stops working. (to find words that has at least two capital letters together)


My Mac is on intel core duo with OS X 10.6.8
I install the latest OpenOffice and experienced the same problem.

I am not sure if it is the Mac problem since my ubuntu is unfortunately broken——
Comment 1 shiyuan 2013-02-15 15:38:04 UTC
I made a video demonstration here:
Comment 2 Jorendc 2013-02-23 22:56:16 UTC
I can confirm this behavior using Mac OSX 10.8.2 and LibreOffice, release and Version (2013-02-22_00:08:57).

From which version did you upgrade?

Kind regards,
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2013-09-24 01:58:48 UTC
Dear Bug Submitter,

This bug has been in NEEDINFO status with no change for at least 6 months. Please provide the requested information as soon as possible and mark the bug as UNCONFIRMED. Due to regular bug tracker maintenance, if the bug is still in NEEDINFO status with no change in 30 days the QA team will close the bug as INVALID due to lack of needed information.

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Comment 4 QA Administrators 2013-10-25 15:19:45 UTC
Dear Bug Submitter,

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Comment 5 QA Administrators 2013-10-25 16:18:39 UTC
Apologies - these were accidentally set to FIXED instead of INVALID - sorry for the noise