Bug 63929 - "show hidden characters" should show bidi markers
Summary: "show hidden characters" should show bidi markers
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Formatting-Mark RTL-UI
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Reported: 2013-04-25 16:52 UTC by Lior Kaplan
Modified: 2020-01-09 21:39 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Document with annotated BiDi markers (9.30 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2018-09-17 17:36 UTC, Omer Zak

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Description Lior Kaplan 2013-04-25 16:52:23 UTC
Cloning a report from AOO to LibO - i#98958: Show BiDi-Markers, e.g. when "Show Nonprinting Character" is enabled
See https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=98958

Should also show these characters:
left-to-right embedding
right-to-left embedding
pop directional formatting

Microsoft Word screenshot here: https://issues.apache.org/ooo/attachment.cgi?id=66475
Comment 1 Urmas 2013-04-25 17:34:55 UTC
A thousand times this.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-03-04 02:18:22 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Lior Kaplan 2015-03-12 18:50:36 UTC
Still relevant... it's a feature request.
Comment 4 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2015-03-15 19:05:15 UTC
(In reply to Lior Kaplan from comment #3)
> Still relevant... it's a feature request.

Ok, so set to enhancement.
Comment 5 Omer Zak 2017-11-03 19:20:51 UTC
Still happens in:

Build ID: 1:5.4.2-3~bpo9+1
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.9; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.utf8); Calc: group

OS: Debian 64bit Stretch (Debian 9.2, with some backported packages)

Note: I used View > Formatting Marks because I found no "Show Nonprinting Characters" in version 5.4.2.
Comment 6 Omer Zak 2018-09-17 17:35:00 UTC
Formatting marks are shown/hidden using: View / Formatting Marks
(Ctrl+F10 did not work for me).

Line ends are shown.
Bidi markers are not shown.

Was tested in:

מזהה הבנייה: 1:6.1.1~rc1-2~bpo9+1
תהליכי משנה במעבד: 8; מערכת הפעלה: Linux 4.16; עיבוד מנשק: בררת מחדל; VCL: gtk2; 
מיקום: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded

running under Debian Stretch:
$ uname -a
Linux c5 4.16.0-0.bpo.2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.16.16-2~bpo9+1 (2018-06-26) x86_64 GNU/Linux
Comment 7 Omer Zak 2018-09-17 17:36:52 UTC
Created attachment 144956 [details]
Document with annotated BiDi markers