Bug 84522 - Special Text Reversed on RTL Pages
Summary: Special Text Reversed on RTL Pages
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: low normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: target:6.1.0
Depends on:
Blocks: RTL-CTL
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Reported: 2014-09-30 16:51 UTC by Urmas
Modified: 2018-11-06 16:47 UTC (History)
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Demo (24.89 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text-flat-xml)
2014-09-30 18:19 UTC, Urmas

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Description Urmas 2014-09-30 16:51:31 UTC
If there is a special text like a column break on a RTL page, it is shown reversed, i.e. "kaerB ... unam".
Comment 1 Luke 2014-09-30 18:06:47 UTC
Please create a list of the steps to reproduce.
Comment 2 Urmas 2014-09-30 18:19:33 UTC
Created attachment 107145 [details]
Comment 3 Luke 2014-10-01 01:47:18 UTC
Confirmed in 4.3 and 4.4. In example.fodt, the "manual column break" is displayed backwards.
Comment 4 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:24:59 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Luke 2016-05-11 15:26:52 UTC
Still an issue with Version:
Build ID: 4266caadbbe67fa23de0df3b84f4d923cfd57201
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2017-05-22 13:39:47 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Luke 2017-05-24 03:02:01 UTC
Text still backwards in Version: (x64)
Build ID: 20d04d6938a104124ac06271f17978a290cccf6c
Comment 8 Commit Notification 2018-03-07 10:46:58 UTC
Mark Hung committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


tdf#84522 fix reversed text of column break mark in a RTL page.

It will be available in 6.1.0.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:

Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Comment 9 Luke 2018-11-06 16:47:51 UTC
Verified FIXED in Version: (x64)
Build ID: 485efed71807ecee5ce69fa556db98dbc78a97e5

The "manual column break" is displayed correctly. Thanks Mark!