Created attachment 83777 [details]
Example with both latin and chinese characters
Characters with shadows appears heavily bolded, almost unreadable when using asiatic fonts. The problem seems to be that the shadow is black colored, instead of gray or soft gray.
Seeing the image it appears that the text with shadow and bold is difficult to read . Can you please post in comment steps how to reproduce the error? Then I can check it in my computer. Waiting for steps to reproduce. So I am changing the status to NeedInfo.
Confirmed by bug 67808 comment 7, so changing to 'NEW'.
*** Bug 69007 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Changed 'Version' & 'Keywords' according to Bug 69007.
@Khaled: this is a regression from 4.1 beta 1 to 4.1 beta 2, possibly related to transition to Core Text on Mac OS X. The color of the characters' shadow should be set to gray, not to béack.
(In reply to comment #5)
> @Khaled: this is a regression from 4.1 beta 1 to 4.1 beta 2, possibly
> related to transition to Core Text on Mac OS X. The color of the characters'
> shadow should be set to gray, not to béack.
Probably it is, and it not the only regression. Unfortunately I’m not actively working on Mac issues.
*** Bug 72701 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I've reported a couple of bugs, but otherwise don't exactly know how it works. But this Bug is about 10 months old and multiple new versions have been released without addressing it. I had to go back a version when this bug started happening and have not upgraded LibreOffice since, because I need this feature on the main thing I use it for.
If I need to look for another word processor I will, but I really like LibreOffice except for this and the fact that it won't off-set page numbers more than 5 numbers (another reported bug that is still pending).
This might have been fixed in master yesterday
Will verify the effect on master and then cherry-pick to 4.3 if it indeed helps. (And I am fairly sure it will.)
Nope. I don't see any difference on master after pulling and getting the commit in question.
I also tried, and it worked for me, so I cherry picked it to libreoffice-4-3 ( 5bc5387669bca8a0b410e295b0992fd2424a1536). It would be good to have it in 4.2, too, but I leave it to the experts. :)
For what it’s worth…
(In reply to comment #0)
> Characters with shadows appears heavily bolded
That’s an issue with simulated bold in fonts that do not have a bold style, and it’s a problem related to LibreOffice’s switch to Apple’s Core Text APIs. The issue is known; see bug 71034.