For Chinese language, if you set the paragraph indent to "2 characters", the actually paragraph format is not shown as two characters indent. It is shown as two characters indent only if the font size is the default (in my system it's 10.5).
Steps To Reproduce:
1. Make sure character unit is enabled in Settings -> LibreOffice Writer -> General.
2. Copy the following chinese paragraphs into Writer:
举个例子，当字体是小四号的时候，经过测试，当字体是小四的时候，需要把缩进设置成 2.29字符 才会与下一行的第三个字对齐。
3. In paragraph settings, set 'Indent -> First line' to '2.00 ch', OK.
--> Result: Paragraph first line indent is correctly 2 characters only when the font size is 10.5. The indent is not 2 chars when font size is not 10.5.
Version: 184.108.40.206 (x64)
Build ID: ecd3574d51754b043f865cf5bafee286d24db7cc
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.19; UI Render: GL;
Locale: zh-CN (zh_CN)
Bug also exists in prior versions. May be inheritated from OOo.
The related code may be:
There is a related discussion in the Chinese LibreOffice Discussion Forum:
Created attachment 122026 [details]
Adding bug 64975 as see-also.
The fix of bug 64975 makes *auto* first line indent works as expected, no matter what the font size is.
I've tested it on LO 220.127.116.11 on Ubuntu 15.04.
It seems like the indent is converted from characters "2.00 ch" to "inches" directly after applying. That makes me think that that character indenting is just a mask.
And it's not just with Chinese language.
Created attachment 122034 [details]
Manual indent against 2 ch indent
I've tested the indenting with size 20 font of the T character. When indent is done manually by adding two blank spaces it's perfectly working and looking good. When it's done by the paragraph indent it's not accurate.
Does this duplicate tdf#36709?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 36709 ***