Bug 85356 - Hindi script improperly rendered in LibreOffice (in some cases)
Summary: Hindi script improperly rendered in LibreOffice (in some cases)
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-10-23 06:25 UTC by Jeff R
Modified: 2015-05-13 09:35 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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This document contains Hindi script that reproduces the problem. (27.54 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2014-10-23 06:25 UTC, Jeff R

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Description Jeff R 2014-10-23 06:25:02 UTC
Created attachment 108280 [details]
This document contains Hindi script that reproduces the problem.

LibreOffice Writer and Calc (probably others) are not properly rendering "half letters" in Hindi in one particular case. In most cases, the rendering is working properly.

An attached file shows the problem. The problem combination is when you use the Windows 8 Hindi keyboard to type द्व. In this combination, the second letter should appear beneath the first letter. The current rendering is technically correct, but is not ideal.

This seems to be a problem with the component that renders glyphs, because the same issue occurs in Calc, Impress, etc.
Comment 1 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2014-10-24 04:22:25 UTC
Do you realize the comparison with Notepad is useless since it isn’t comparing the same font as your LibreOffice document? An image comparing LibreOffice with another office suite’s font rendering would be much more useful.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-05-06 14:15:12 UTC
Dear Bug Submitter,

This bug has been in NEEDINFO status with no change for at least
6 months. Please provide the requested information as soon as
possible and mark the bug as UNCONFIRMED. Due to regular bug
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Comment 3 Jeff R 2015-05-07 12:41:34 UTC
Using another font properly renders the script. My assumption is that this means it is not an issue with the LibreOffice product. Please close this bug if that is the case.
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2015-05-13 09:35:37 UTC
Jeff: thanks for checking back, I'll close as INVALID then.