Created attachment 83221 [details]
the font "Rotis Semi Sans 55"
LO 126.96.36.199 on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit
After updating from LO 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206 documents written with the font "Rotis Semi Sans 55" (a special font from my company, that I have to use in many documents) aren't displayed correctly anymore. The distances between the paragraphs are too small. In 220.127.116.11 documents with this font worked without problems.
If I open a new document and change the font to "Rotis ..." and start writing the paragraph distance is too small. All other fonts are working normal.
This is a very severe problem for me, because all people in my company have to use this font for official documents.
In the attachment you can find the affected font for testing.
In my bug report before I forgot something. If I change the font for example in Arial Narrow, which is quite similar, the document is displayed in a normal way and the distances between the lines are normal.
Today I saw that impress shows the same behaviour. If I open a presentation with the font "Rotis..." the line height is too small. I think LO displays the signs not in the real height. I will add screenshots of the page in "Rotis" an the same page in "Arial narrow".
Created attachment 83276 [details]
slide wrong displayed with Rotis
Created attachment 83278 [details]
slide right displayed with arial narrow
Created attachment 83564 [details]
FontForge screenshot of metrics for Rotis and DejaVu Sans fonts.
This is not necessarily the cause of the problem, but it is worth noting that the SPACE (U+0020, named "glyph1") character in the provided custom font is mapped to the beginning of the Private Use Area (U+E001, named "space"). I am not sure why this would be necessary, but it seems erroneous.
A more likely cause of your problem is that LO is now (more) correctly interpreting the metrics of your font. I have attached a screenshot of what FontForge shows for the OS/2 > Metrics tab. There are significant differences e.g., a "Typo Line Gap" of zero for your font. It is possible this is contributing to the line spacing issue.
Today I tested LO 4.1.0 on Windows XP and here the font "Rotis Semi Sans" is displayed in the right way. So I think it's only a problem on linux machines.
After upgrading to 18.104.22.168 the problem still exists.
After upgrading to 22.214.171.124 the problem still exists.
After upgrading to 126.96.36.199 the problem still exists.
After upgrading to 188.8.131.52 the problem still exists. OpenOffice 4.1.0 on the same machine displays the font correctly.
After upgrading to 184.108.40.206 the problem still exists.
After upgrading to 220.127.116.11 the problem still exists.
After upgrading to 18.104.22.168 it works. I don't no why, but it works!
Sorry for this wrong information. I tested on Windows and in Windows this problem doesn't exist.
Todey tested under Linux with 22.214.171.124 problem is still present.
Tested under Windows 10 with LO 126.96.36.199. Problem now exists in windows too.
You can't confirm your own bugs.
Could you please try to reproduce it with the latest version of LibreOffice
from https://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/ ?
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Sorry, it wasn't my intention to confirm my own bug. I only want to give a feedback that the bug is still present in newer versions.
Now I installed LO 188.8.131.52 and the problem still exists. This problem is very serious for me, because the affected font "Rotis ..." is the official font of my company and I run LO on over 50 desktops.
I confirm, but bordfeldt, please check the issue mentioned in comment 5. This is likely a problem in your font!!!
The reason you now see the "problem" on Windows is because the font layout engine is unified to use Harfbuzz on all platforms.
verify the possible bug reported against your font in comment 5
if it's confirmed it's not a LibO bug.
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Today tested with LO 184.108.40.206 on Windows 10 the problem is fixed. I will test this problem on linux-machines too.
Today tested with LO 220.127.116.11 on linux. Problem is solved on linux too.
Thanks for testing it on Win and Linux, help is much appreciated.
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