Bug 80863 - Poor rendering of UTF8 Tamil fonts in body and UI
Summary: Poor rendering of UTF8 Tamil fonts in body and UI
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) rc
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-07-03 18:04 UTC by Ve. Elanjelian
Modified: 2015-04-05 00:13 UTC (History)
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The instances are highlighted with a red boxes. (644.40 KB, image/png)
2014-07-03 18:04 UTC, Ve. Elanjelian
Screenshots of Tamil font rendering under GNU/Linux x86_64 LOv4303 (262.53 KB, application/zip)
2014-07-22 04:42 UTC, Owen Genat (retired)

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Description Ve. Elanjelian 2014-07-03 18:04:02 UTC
Created attachment 102209 [details]
The instances are highlighted with a red boxes.

LibO often doesn't render Tamil fonts correctly. Spacing between characters is not well handled. And, if long words and sentences are typed, the cursor moves away from from the proper position, making typing difficult.

In the case of UI, unnecessary gaps are noticed within a word, or between an English and a Tamil word.

To test, you may use the Typing application available here: http://thamizha.org/ The images of these instances are also attached for reference.
Comment 1 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-07-22 04:42:04 UTC
Created attachment 103251 [details]
Screenshots of Tamil font rendering under GNU/Linux x86_64 LOv4303

(In reply to comment #0)
> To test, you may use the Typing application available here:
> http://thamizha.org/ 

The only font I could download that was linked under "Thamizha CD v2.0" was lohit-tamil.ttf from the Fedora Project. If you are experiencing these problems using a particular font, please indicate both the font name and where the font can be downloaded from.

Attached screenshots taken under GNU/Linux x86_64 using v4.3.0.3 Build ID: 08ebe52789a201dd7d38ef653ef7a48925e7f9f7 with the Tamil (ta) language pack installed and the UI set to Tamil. I could not reproduce the indicated problems.
Comment 2 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-07-22 04:43:29 UTC
As per comment 1 status set to NEEDINFO. Once the requested font information is provided, please set status back to UNCONFIRMED. Thanks. This may require a l10n team member / expert to assess further. It may also be a Window-specific issue.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2015-02-19 04:42:38 UTC
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Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:52:26 UTC
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