Bug 84963 - Czech accents (especially ě, ř, ů,ú) in editable part of forms don't preview correctly in some PDF readers
Summary: Czech accents (especially ě, ř, ů,ú) in editable part of forms don't preview ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing and PDF export (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 98479 147314 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: PDF-Export Form-Controls
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 2014-10-13 10:19 UTC by davidlibre
Modified: 2022-08-22 23:31 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:

libre file odt (26.99 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2014-10-15 13:25 UTC, davidlibre
exported form to pdf with fail (actually ů and Ř) (70.10 KB, application/pdf)
2014-10-15 13:28 UTC, davidlibre
exported form to pdf with fail - prinscreen (144.61 KB, image/jpeg)
2014-10-15 13:29 UTC, davidlibre
pdf form after save in adobe reader - more fail (86.27 KB, application/pdf)
2014-10-15 13:36 UTC, davidlibre
libre file odt - printscreen (134.28 KB, image/jpeg)
2014-10-15 13:45 UTC, davidlibre
Test form - source *.odg, exported *.pdf and filled form in *.pdf (124.18 KB, application/zip)
2017-04-18 13:43 UTC, Juhele
missing accent bug (11.44 KB, image/png)
2018-03-27 10:29 UTC, Vitek

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.
Description davidlibre 2014-10-13 10:19:04 UTC
Problem with Czech accents in editable parts of the forms created in any version 4.x libre office writer and subsequently exported to pdf fillable forms (especially a problem with the hooks of characters ě,ř, ú, ů) where the place of these characters appear in the fillable fields blanks. Everything is viewed and saved in Adobe Reader 11 CZ. Noneditable parts of forms work correctly. I think, that the problem is most likely in the export to PDF fonts.
Comment 1 tommy27 2014-10-14 04:54:52 UTC
please upload test files and screenshots and define exactly the LibO version you are using.

I set status to NEEDINFO waiting for feedback.
revert it to UNCONFIRMED once you have provided requested infos.
Comment 2 davidlibre 2014-10-15 13:25:14 UTC
Created attachment 107873 [details]
libre file odt
Comment 3 davidlibre 2014-10-15 13:28:39 UTC
Created attachment 107874 [details]
exported form to pdf with fail (actually ů and Ř)
Comment 4 davidlibre 2014-10-15 13:29:50 UTC
Created attachment 107875 [details]
exported form to pdf with fail - prinscreen
Comment 5 davidlibre 2014-10-15 13:36:35 UTC
Created attachment 107876 [details]
pdf form after save in adobe reader - more fail
Comment 6 davidlibre 2014-10-15 13:45:23 UTC
Created attachment 107877 [details]
libre file odt - printscreen
Comment 7 Urmas 2014-10-24 14:55:36 UTC
Comment 8 Mateusz Hołysz 2015-03-04 21:32:41 UTC
I would like to confirm it also with polish diacritic letters such as ą, ę, ó, ł, ż, ź and ć. I use libre office on ubuntu 14.04. I have also testedd it on windows7 with libre office The same problem occured as described above.

Kind regards

Mateusz Hołysz
Comment 9 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:27:05 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 Martin Hodek 2016-07-06 17:10:46 UTC
I confirm that this bug is still present in the Libre Office (x64). Czech accents, especially letters "ř" "č" and "ů" are missing after saving the filled file.
To fillable pdf exported odt document also does not mantain correct format of text pre-filled into fillable cells (text is not underlined, while it was underlined in the original odt file).

The filled form also fails to be properly exported into non-editable pdf file via pdf creator.
Exported file is empty except for this message:
ERROR: undefined

Your sincerely

Martin Hodek

location of documents:
Comment 11 Martin Hodek 2016-07-07 17:06:32 UTC
Since the laste issue of Apacha OOo does the same, I´d say inhereted.
Comment 12 Mateusz Hołysz 2016-09-29 10:48:38 UTC
Bug still present in newest Libreoffice build (Build ID: 1:5.2.1~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial0). It is impossible to save letters such a ą, ę, ł, ó, ż, ź in editable fields.
Comment 13 Juhele 2017-04-18 13:43:02 UTC
Created attachment 132652 [details]
Test form - source *.odg, exported *.pdf and filled form in *.pdf

I must also confirm this problem is still present in:

Build ID: 1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial1

I attached test form with various fields using accented characters together with reference text so it is easy to compare the results.

Strange is that the characters in form fields are damaged by default in the PDF output but after switching the form fields on (for example in Okular) it looks correct.

I am able to fill the form in PDF-Xchange Viewer or in Acrobat Reader DC but the resulting PDF file after saving has damaged text again.

The bug is strange as for example the text in filled PDF looks ok in Okular or PDF-Xchange but damaged in Adobe Reader. 

Unfortunately even PDF-Xchange does not print the PDF correctly.
Comment 14 Vitek 2018-03-27 10:29:32 UTC
Created attachment 140905 [details]
missing accent bug
Comment 15 Vitek 2018-03-27 10:32:32 UTC
I also confirm this problem in Version:

Screen from Adobe Reader without focus (missing character "ě") and with focus (all is shown)
Comment 16 Timur 2018-07-31 11:37:23 UTC
I'm not sure if this is LO bug or not or Won'tFix. It's not major that accents "NOT working", maybe minor that "don't preview correctly in some PDF readers".

I'm looking at attachment 107873 [details] and "Školení na : Řidiče".
LO-exported PDF (attached and from 6.2+) opens fine in PDF-Xchange.
Adobe Reader 11 shows "Školení na : idiče" but missing Ř is there, as shown when mouse-clicked in. Form can be edited and saved. 
Old Foxit 4.3 shows "Školení na : idie" but click in shows "Řidiče" with emphasized Ř and č. Newer Foxit 5.4 immediately shows "Školení na : Řidiče" with emphasized Ř and č.
Small Sumatra PDF shows "Školení na : ?idi?e"
In Linux Mint, Xreader and Evince also previews "idie" but click in shows "Řidiče".
Comment 17 raal 2020-08-08 12:56:05 UTC
repro Version:
Comment 18 Timur 2021-04-21 14:05:39 UTC
*** Bug 98479 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 19 Timur 2022-02-13 16:56:54 UTC
*** Bug 147314 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***