Bug 61646 - Ugly rendering with TimesNewRoman size 12
Summary: Ugly rendering with TimesNewRoman size 12
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: MacOS-Wishlist
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Reported: 2013-03-01 02:09 UTC by haim kilov
Modified: 2015-02-19 22:45 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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the odt file and the screenshot zipped (56.96 KB, application/zip)
2013-03-01 02:09 UTC, haim kilov
The odt file in question (9.45 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2013-03-01 22:55 UTC, haim kilov
The screenshot in question (55.60 KB, image/jpeg)
2013-03-01 22:58 UTC, haim kilov
The rendering appears to be fine when using OpenOffice -- see the screenshot. (40.24 KB, image/jpeg)
2013-03-02 22:50 UTC, haim kilov

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Description haim kilov 2013-03-01 02:09:55 UTC
Created attachment 75722 [details]
the odt file and the screenshot zipped

Ugly rendering with TimesNewRoman size 12, both with and without kerning, clearly visible at 75% (see the odt and the screenshot).

The rendering with Times (and apparently with TimesNewRoman size 11!) is fine.

Does this happen because TimesNewRoman size 12 is the default for a new file?
Comment 1 haim kilov 2013-03-01 02:10:59 UTC
OOPS! Forgot to mention that the version is release
Comment 2 Brenda Granados 2013-03-01 19:52:12 UTC
Hi, can you please reattach the file? It won't open correctly (opens as gibberish). I'll look again when you can do that.
Comment 3 haim kilov 2013-03-01 22:55:57 UTC
Created attachment 75761 [details]
The odt file in question
Comment 4 haim kilov 2013-03-01 22:58:05 UTC
Created attachment 75762 [details]
The screenshot in question
Comment 5 haim kilov 2013-03-01 22:58:51 UTC
The screenshot was done on an iMac 27" (OS 10.6.8)
Comment 6 Brenda Granados 2013-03-02 20:20:32 UTC
Hi, thanks for posting the files again. I think it was my fault in the first place- didn't know how to open.

I did take a look at your files, but on Windows 8 using I don't see much difference in font rendering. I think the font is a little blurry, but not as bad as in your screenshot. I want to take a look at it on Linux a little later today.

Thank you for reporting! I'll let you know my findings.
Comment 7 haim kilov 2013-03-02 22:50:07 UTC
Created attachment 75803 [details]
The rendering appears to be fine when using OpenOffice -- see the screenshot.
Comment 8 Emir Sarı 2013-03-04 00:13:12 UTC
I can confirm this, text rendering when "Nonprinting Characters" are enabled is awful. Characters jiggling and kerning is not proportional.
Comment 9 Brenda Granados 2013-03-04 00:17:11 UTC
Hi, I didn't realize I needed to select non-printing characters, initially. After I did that, I can confirm the kerning of the font on Ubuntu Linux as well, using

Platform: Ubuntu Linux x64


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Comment 11 haim kilov 2015-02-19 22:45:05 UTC
The bug is NOT present for me.

Mac OS 10.6.8, LO

Thank you!