Bug 64603 - Saving plain text files with Cyrillic content are wrongly encoded in ANSI charset
Summary: Saving plain text files with Cyrillic content are wrongly encoded in ANSI cha...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Windows (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Save-Text
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Reported: 2013-05-14 20:52 UTC by sogartary
Modified: 2017-06-17 20:08 UTC (History)
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Description sogartary 2013-05-14 20:52:16 UTC
I wrote some text in Writer in Cyrillic and saved it in "Text (.txt)", not "Text Encoded (.txt)". After opening the file again in Writer it displayed only question marks. I opened the file in a hex editor and indeed on the place of the Cyrillic letters, there were only question marks in ANSI charset encoding.
It seams that Writer has totally disregarded the presence of non ANSI characters.
What should happen in that case, is to save it in some format that can represent them, like utf8.
Comment 1 Julien Nabet 2013-05-17 22:23:52 UTC
sogartary: for the test, could you give a try to brand new 4.0.3?
Comment 2 sogartary 2013-05-23 05:04:08 UTC
The bug is still present in
Comment 3 Julien Nabet 2013-05-28 17:35:50 UTC
sogartary: could you rename your LO directory profile (see https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/UserProfile) and give it a new try?
The goal is to be sure it's not due to customization or something.
Comment 4 sogartary 2013-06-03 17:03:20 UTC
I have tried what you said. Renamed the %appdata%\LibreOffice\4\user directory and retried again. The bug still persists.
Comment 5 sogartary 2013-06-04 09:15:58 UTC
I also tried to reproduce the bug on Ubuntu 12.04, agian with LibreOffice It seams that there everything is Ok.
Comment 6 Julien Nabet 2013-06-04 20:22:05 UTC
sogartary: when comments 2, 4 and 5 read together, I don't understand.
Is it ok or not with 4.0.3 and a brand new LO profile?
If it's not the case, which case is ok?
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2014-02-02 02:06:59 UTC
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Comment 8 QA Administrators 2014-02-26 19:31:28 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Urmas 2014-12-03 17:04:18 UTC
Even Notepad warns about data loss when the file contains Unicode characters.