Bug 88610 - Incorrect rendering of some characters in Symbol font
Summary: Incorrect rendering of some characters in Symbol font
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) Master
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-01-20 04:59 UTC by vvort
Modified: 2019-12-03 14:30 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Test file (9.95 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.graphics)
2015-01-20 04:59 UTC, vvort
Screenshot (164.96 KB, image/png)
2015-01-20 04:59 UTC, vvort
Screenshot (Windows 10) (87.11 KB, image/png)
2015-01-30 05:07 UTC, vvort
screenshot with russian (102.69 KB, image/png)
2015-02-03 17:36 UTC, Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
screenshot of win7 ru (132.75 KB, image/png)
2015-02-03 19:36 UTC, tagezi

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Description vvort 2015-01-20 04:59:11 UTC
Created attachment 112514 [details]
Test file

There several possible ways to encode characters for use with Symbol font:
1. Use 8-bit ASCII codes: U+0020..U+00FE range (λ = U+006C).
2. Use Unicode codes (λ = U+03BB).
3. Use Unicode private range: U+F020..U+F0FE (λ = U+F06C).

All this methods works fine in Ubuntu 14.10 + LibreOffice
But with Windows 7 SP1 + LibreOffice master @ ee21771d, half of Symbol's ASCII range is rendered as empty rectangles.
I think it's a bug.

Attaching test file and it's screenshots.
Comment 1 vvort 2015-01-20 04:59:51 UTC
Created attachment 112515 [details]
Comment 2 vvort 2015-01-20 09:19:49 UTC
Also tested with Ubuntu 14.10 + LibreOffice master @ 07e84cae - works well, same result as with Ubuntu 14.10 + LibreOffice
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2015-01-29 18:25:57 UTC
I don't get empty rectangles.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 784d069cc1d9f1d6e6a4e543a278376ab483d1eb
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-01-25_23:07:36
Comment 4 vvort 2015-01-30 05:07:27 UTC
Created attachment 112936 [details]
Screenshot (Windows 10)

Same problem with Windows 10.
Comment 5 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-02-02 19:48:11 UTC
Works fine for me on Windows 7.

Build ID: 802b80fcd378d5788adff1c7c98af526651a30c2
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2015-01-25_10:20:28
Comment 6 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-02-02 19:53:17 UTC
What is the difference between the three lines of text, as they all show as if they are formatted as Symbol 26pt, but line 2 has to be something different than the others.
Comment 7 Urmas 2015-02-02 20:14:36 UTC
Looks similar to #88021. Maybe the Russian locale is to blame?
Comment 8 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-02-03 17:36:00 UTC
Created attachment 113098 [details]
screenshot with russian

Changed the UI and locale to russian on Windows 7 and still no luck. Note that changing the locale in Tools > Options doesnt change the locale in the about dialog, so that must be the user's system locale.
Comment 9 tagezi 2015-02-03 19:36:38 UTC
Created attachment 113102 [details]
screenshot of win7 ru

OS: Windows 7 64 bit RU
LibreOffice 4.5+master
Libreoffice 4.3.2

For me this file open with square in first line.
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2016-02-21 08:37:40 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2017-03-06 15:58:15 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2019-12-03 14:30:37 UTC
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