RTL Bugs

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This page is meant to document RTL related bugs in LibreOffice. Meta-bug tdf#43808 is used to track the RTL related bugs in the Bugzilla.

RTL language independent bugs

Open Bugs

Top RTL bugs

(sorted by priority)

  • tdf#37128 Writer saves text alignment of RTL paragraph not according to the ODF specification
  • tdf#56408 Brackets are not handled correctly with mixed English/Latin and Hebrew/Arabic texts
  • tdf#73933 TABLE: Numbers are shown from left to right in "Number range" variable when used in RTL scripts.

All RTL bugs

(sorted by bug id)

  • tdf#32531 Incorrect cursor key movement between table cells of different directionality
  • tdf#35907 [FORMATTING] Using numbers with RTL text breaks underline
  • tdf#37128 Writer saves text alignment of RTL paragraph not according to the ODF specification
  • tdf#45147 right-to-left words appear in the wrong order in the CSV import dialog
  • tdf#47969 RTL (CTL) should be enabled by default
  • tdf#48043 LC_CTYPE instead of LC_NUMERIC used to determine decimal separator and native numbering
  • tdf#50202 FORMATTING: Rotated RTL text mixed with numbers produces complete mess
  • tdf#54494 improve cursor traversal of combined characters
  • tdf#55361 RTL text appears reversed during animation
  • tdf#56408 Brackets are not handled correctly with mixed English/Latin and Hebrew/Arabic texts
  • tdf#56412 RTL UI: Movement of embedded objects is opposite to the change direction
  • tdf#57422 presenter console RTL support needs completion
  • tdf#58919 Cursor is at Left when Table is converted to RTL in Impress
  • tdf#60533 Brackets (..),{..},[..] inverted )..(,}..{,]..[ when switch to RTL text direction with all fonts (Affect : calc, impress, draw)
  • tdf#60534 Brackets (..),{..},[..] inverted to )..(,}..{,]..[ when switch to RTL text direction with Graphite fonts only. ( Affect :all Libo applications).
  • tdf#61795 Weak Characters (like brackets) are mispositioned with mixed RTL and LTR
  • tdf#62098 RTL EDITING: Strange table width on resizing cells or pasting a table included vertical text flow
  • tdf#62932 EDITING: No option to change LTR writing direction to RTL for comment edit box in impress
  • tdf#63149 translation of "->" to arrow icon doesn't take text or paragraph directionality into consideration
  • tdf#63444 Prevent Dialogs, Lists, etc in RTL sheets from expanding outside of LibreOffice Window
  • tdf#63523 UI RTL: In Math the elements window are moving to top when selecting the elements
  • tdf#63929 "show hidden characters" should show bidi markers
  • tdf#65563 RTL text (Arabic/Hebrew) appear LTR during input in cells although the text layout is RTL!
  • tdf#68808 EDITING: Font name combobox shows wrong font for fields when paragraph is RTL
  • tdf#69109 Editing: RTL character string causes (left to right) numerics to flip order to also be RTL
  • tdf#70102 Flipped icons in RTL look out of place
  • tdf#72341 Increase/Decrease font doesn't apply to bullet in RTL paragraph when text script isn't RTL
  • tdf#72638 Libre Office does not consider .docx , .pptx text direction of styles (RTL)
  • tdf#72640 RTL: numbering alignment issue with doc and docx files
  • tdf#73277 Cell's indent in RTL
  • tdf#73933 TABLE: Numbers are shown from left to right in "Number range" variable when used in RTL scripts.
  • tdf#74258 improve RTL (LTR) span in LTR (RTL) paragraph
  • tdf#75499 [RTL] Scrollbar arrows are reversed in Calc
  • tdf#76834 [FORMATTING] RTL text rendered incorrectly when presenting on Windows
  • tdf#77691 RTL: Text align right is lost when importing a pptx
  • tdf#93716 FILESAVE (HTML): handles weak bidi characters as strong ones

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RTL bugs reported against Apache OpenOffice

(please help verify and report against LibreOffice)

This list contains the bugs with whiteboard status "BIDI".

[Issue 121193] Alt+Arrow & Cmd+Arrow move cursor in the opposite directions, in RTL text editing
[Issue 114216] Comment's options menu is across application border
[Issue 55178] Force Left To Right direction while editing formulas
[Issue 114234] in RTL UI paragraph aligment is displayed opposite in dialog
[Issue 114235] In CTL context "last line" option in papragraph dialog should also be named "right" not "left"
[Issue 72804] Border dialog preview incorrect for RTL
[Issue 76697] Slide Sorter display is always LTR
[Issue 80209] Page Preview in RTL should order pages from Right-to-Left
[Issue 83000] CTL/Western samples in font drop-down list
[Issue 88925] bullet list arrows are confusing in rtl mode
[Issue 99446] Rotation doesn't work for Bidi chars in non-Bidi version
[Issue 100737] Signed numbers displayed incorrectly in RTL Calc
[Issue 102002] Wrong autogrow direction for RTL after PDF import
[Issue 102052] Function list and textarea in Calc Fucntion Wizard should be LTR
[Issue 104515] RTL UI: moving active embedded object to the left moves it to the right
[Issue 107936] RTL cells are left-aligned in the formula bar
[Issue 107939] RTL cells with no configured alignment should be right-aligned
[Issue 112382] Unicode mapping for PDF export of RTL-ligatures
[Issue 55175] Default text alignment should follow sheet language direction
[Issue 55248] Incorrect cursor key movement between table cells of different directionality
[Issue 123308] Basic Formatting Shortcuts don't function when typing in another language.

open this list in Apache's bugzilla

Closed bugs

master

  • tdf#106163 Create Table toolbar tool creates wrong number of columns in rtl environment [rtl, gtk3, regression]
  • tdf#112074 FILEOPEN: DOC: RTL indented table placed with a negative indent on left instead of on the right

5.4.2

  • tdf#106163 Create Table toolbar tool creates wrong number of columns in rtl environment [rtl, gtk3, regression]

5.3.7

  • tdf#106163 Create Table toolbar tool creates wrong number of columns in rtl environment [rtl, gtk3, regression]

5.3.0

  • tdf#56403 RTL UI: with RTL locales presentations appear with text align to the right instead of to the left

5.2.0

  • tdf#58122 FILESAVE: XLSX - Cell RTL direction state not saved
  • tdf#96333 Menus open in the wrong place with RTL interface under gtk3
  • tdf#96600 UI: Ruler shows wrong active column if columns are LTR, and paragraph is RTL
  • tdf#97251 Unhide text direction cell/paragraph attribute

5.1.2

  • tdf#96333 Menus open in the wrong place with RTL interface under gtk3

5.1.0

  • tdf#80512 UI: Horizontal scrollbar backwards with RTL sheet and kde4 ui
  • tdf#85767 SIDEBAR: Left and right alignment buttons need to be swapped in RTL
  • tdf#89381 ValueSet has rendering issues in RTL interface

5.0.4

  • tdf#85767 SIDEBAR: Left and right alignment buttons need to be swapped in RTL (partial cherry pick)

5.0.2

  • tdf#80512 UI: Horizontal scrollbar backwards with RTL sheet and kde4 ui
  • tdf#89381 ValueSet has rendering issues in RTL interface

5.0.0

  • tdf#63927 Export (HTML, DOC, DOCX): handles weak bidi characters as strong ones
  • tdf#85806 Hebrew and Arabic are not working on MAC
  • tdf#90673 FILESAVE : PPTX Paragraph text direction right-to-left is not exported

4.4.6

  • tdf#89381 ValueSet has rendering issues in RTL interface

4.4.0

  • tdf#79243 Crop preview is wrong on RTL interface
  • tdf#85806 Hebrew and Arabic are not working on MAC

4.3.0

  • tdf#44029 docx files with RTL paragraphs aren't compatible with Word
  • tdf#72560 FILEOPEN: DOCX problem with LTR right aligned text in specific case
  • tdf#73588 EDITING:In Calc when TAB direction is RTL, text remains Right-aligned
  • tdf#74751 Base point diagram works in reverse on RTL languages

4.2.4

  • tdf#73588 EDITING:In Calc when TAB direction is RTL, text remains Right-aligned

4.2.3

  • tdf#74751 Base point diagram works in reverse on RTL languages

4.2.0

  • tdf#43093 FILEOPEN: [docx] MS Office documents opens with wrong alignment and directionality
  • tdf#46186 RTL: RTL table reverses its direction on LTR page
  • tdf#51835 Indent changes in Calc forces alignment to left
  • tdf#52204 Find/Search option should support ignoring diacritics (Arabic Tashkeel and Hebrew nikkud)
  • tdf#63254 UI: Horizontal scrollbar area isn't displayed when resizing while sheet is RTL and gtk integration is present
  • tdf#63323 Comments in RTL sheet don't point to the appropriate cell
  • tdf#67746 SIDEBAR Feature request: RTL\LTR buttons
  • tdf#69280 UI: Comments toggle button should be on the left side of the ruler when locale set to RTL language
  • tdf#71646 FILESAVE: [docx] wrong directionality after save file created by MS

4.1.0

  • tdf#33302 Brackets inverted in rtl text (mac only)
  • tdf#37464 Cell Border works backwards on Right-to-Left spreadsheet
  • tdf#37692 RTL list numbering reverses its direction
  • tdf#38951 RTL numbering with wrong direction in Textbox
  • tdf#39370 RTL / LTR and right/left alignment buttons' icons should not be reversed in RTL interface
  • tdf#40496 "Clear Direct Formatting" clears RTL directionality
  • tdf#42387 RTL EDITING: merge cell destroys table, borders incorrect for new table
  • tdf#44582 RTL UI: Horizontal scrollbar in navigator window is broken
  • tdf#51835 Indent changes in Calc forces alignment to left
  • tdf#53030 Calc deletes current sheet, not right-clicked on sheet when trying to delete opposite directionality sheets
  • tdf#53031 Undoing sheet deletion restores it to the default directionality regardless of the original sheet directionality
  • tdf#54629 EDITING: Hebrew/Arabic text is not clickable in textbox area of Impress slides (Lohit Hindi font only)
  • tdf#55432 EDITING: the context menu opened out of screen boundaries if (1) opened by the keyboard key and (2) in column A, (3) in RTL mode, and (4) column A is wider than menu width*1.6 :)
  • tdf#56970 Switching between sheets with different directionality hides the + button for new sheet
  • tdf#59117 Cell Borders of last(Right most) column is missing in RTL Table in impress
  • tdf#59892 Text written with Graphite Font (e.g Linux Biolinum G) Mirrored when the context direction is Right-to-left
  • tdf#60554 Borders disappear while merging some cells in tables (impress/draw)
  • tdf#60785 RTL UI: Undo/Redo buttons point to the wrong direction
  • tdf#60855 RTL UI: handout show boxes out of page border
  • tdf#62050 EDITING: comments window in RTL UI not working well
  • tdf#62143 EDITING: In RTL letter numbering bullets aren’t displayed properly in edit view
  • tdf#62399 FORMATING: incorrect matching of border lines in 'Table Format' dialog for RTL Table (calc)
  • tdf#62470 FORMATING: incorrect matching of border lines in 'Table Format' dialog for RTL Table (writer)
  • tdf#63254 UI: Horizontal scrollbar area isn't displayed when resizing while sheet is RTL and gtk integration is present
  • tdf#63323 Comments in RTL sheet don't point to the appropriate cell
  • tdf#63546 EDITING:In Calc when writing direction of cell is changed to RTL, text remains left-aligned
  • tdf#63592 change text direction while editing take you out from the edit mode
  • tdf#63878 [FORMATTING] On an RTL spreadsheet, changing zoom level moves charts
  • tdf#64011 RTL sheets: you can't draw shapes from left to right, also the start position are wrong

4.0.5

  • tdf#63323 Comments in RTL sheet don't point to the appropriate cell

4.0.4

  • tdf#53031 Undoing sheet deletion restores it to the default directionality regardless of the original sheet directionality
  • tdf#63254 UI: Horizontal scrollbar area isn't displayed when resizing while sheet is RTL and gtk integration is present
  • tdf#63878 [FORMATTING] On an RTL spreadsheet, changing zoom level moves charts
  • tdf#64011 RTL sheets: you can't draw shapes from left to right, also the start position are wrong
  • tdf#65414 Arabic: wrong render for Arabic text in impress and calc on text direction LTR (regression from 4.0.3)
  • tdf#65562 Text changes directionality when hyperlinked (regression from 4.0.3)

4.0.3

  • tdf#37464 Cell Border works backwards on Right-to-Left spreadsheet
  • tdf#38951 RTL numbering with wrong direction in Textbox
  • tdf#59117 Cell Borders of last(Right most) column is missing in RTL Table in impress
  • tdf#59892 Text written with Graphite Font (e.g Linux Biolinum G) Mirrored when the context direction is Right-to-left
  • tdf#60533 Brackets (..),{..},[..] inverted )..(,}..{,]..[ when switch to RTL text direction with all fonts (Affect : calc, impress, draw)
  • tdf#60554 Borders disappear while merging some cells in tables (impress/draw)
  • tdf#60855 RTL UI: handout show boxes out of page border
  • tdf#62050 EDITING: comments window in RTL UI not working well
  • tdf#62143 EDITING: In RTL letter numbering bullets aren’t displayed properly in edit view
  • tdf#62399 FORMATING: incorrect matching of border lines in 'Table Format' dialog for RTL Table (calc)

4.0.2

  • tdf#42561 Changing a long paragraph direction reverses the letters

4.0.1

  • tdf#39370 RTL / LTR and right/left alignment buttons' icons should not be reversed in RTL interface
  • tdf#42387 RTL EDITING: merge cell destroys table, borders incorrect for new table
  • tdf#44582 RTL UI: Horizontal scrollbar in navigator window is broken
  • tdf#53030 Calc deletes current sheet, not right-clicked on sheet when trying to delete opposite directionality sheets
  • tdf#54629 EDITING: Hebrew/Arabic text is not clickable in textbox area of Impress slides (Lohit Hindi font only)

4.0.0

  • tdf#33356 Cannot remove RTL and LTR icons from the toolbar
  • tdf#42070 RTL support in broken in presenter Console extension
  • tdf#42577 RTL UI toolbar view mirrored (docking and expand at the wrong side) when Insert Object Formula
  • tdf#43210 Writer: preview before printing in RTL lang, the 1st page is from left
  • tdf#43901 RTL Toolbar icons order becomes opposite when in OLE object edit mode
  • tdf#44657 RTL UI: Horizontal scrollbar in calc main window is broken
  • tdf#44925 Calc: list box contents should be same direction/alignment as sheet, not the interface
  • tdf#56970 Switching between sheets with different directionality hides the + button for new sheet
  • tdf#60785 RTL UI: Undo/Redo buttons point to the wrong direction

3.6.7

  • tdf#63254 UI: Horizontal scrollbar area isn't displayed when resizing while sheet is RTL and gtk integration is present

3.6.5

  • tdf#33356 Cannot remove RTL and LTR icons from the toolbar
  • tdf#42577 RTL UI toolbar view mirrored (docking and expand at the wrong side) when Insert Object Formula
  • tdf#43901 RTL Toolbar icons order becomes opposite when in OLE object edit mode
  • tdf#56970 Switching between sheets with different directionality hides the + button for new sheet

3.6.4

  • tdf#43210 Writer: preview before printing in RTL lang, the 1st page is from left
  • tdf#44657 RTL UI: Horizontal scrollbar in calc main window is broken
  • tdf#44925 Calc: list box contents should be same direction/alignment as sheet, not the interface

3.5.0

  • tdf#32530 Text alignment should be inferred from text directionality
  • tdf#34222 FILEOPEN .docx RTL: Tables properties wrong
  • tdf#40950 Combobox in RTL UI display pull down button on the wrong side
  • tdf#43790 Page Break: edit/delete option box looks bad in RTL
  • tdf#43793 header/footer indicators: display problem in RTL interface

RTL language specific bugs

Open bugs

Arabic/Farsi

  • tdf#35320 Editing : Justified problem in arabic
  • tdf#39351 incorrect FORMATTING of Arabic Subtending marks

Hebrew

  • tdf#37926 FILEOPEN FORMATTING Writer imports Hebrew Word .doc file and missing some text after page break
  • tdf#39805 Hebrew nikud not represented properly (Windows specific)
  • tdf#44688 (windows only) Hebrew Vowel Points are sometimes misplaced in PDF export (and printing)
  • tdf#45999 FILESAVE: Hebrew comments/notes appear as squares in MS Word when saving in doc (work on docx)
  • tdf#46950 Incorrect Hebrew word breaking for spell-checking
  • tdf#48732 Hebrew Nikud still not represented properly (windows XP)
  • tdf#52370 SLIDESHOW: Slideshow mixes location of period (.) and/or all other marks in Hebrew
  • tdf#49320 FILEOPEN particular Hebrew MSO2007 .docx latin-alphabet document shows confused LTR RTL

Closed bugs

master

5.0.0

  • tdf#40640 Wrong calculation on justifying RTL (specific font, windows only)

4.4.3

  • tdf#54267 Adding diacritical marks causes havoc when editing (Hebrew, RTL)

4.3.0

  • tdf#77123 Arabic: find/search should had option ignore kashida (Tatweel)
  • tdf#74106 FILESAVE: Hebrew Text-Bulleted List converted to Numbered List in Round trip file

4.2.0

  • tdf#63619 Arabic: when use Arabic letters currency the number are disappear
  • tdf#64925 Crash on display/paste Arabic text
  • tdf#65124 EDITING: Hebrew text with commas is misplaced when using Hebrew-only fonts
  • tdf#69510 Crash in writer with Arabic strings followed by more than 2 numbers

4.1.4

  • tdf#69510 Crash in writer with Arabic strings followed by more than 2 numbers

4.1.0

  • tdf#64085 EDIT:Calc: Outside of editing mode, Arabic text is left-aligned when changing wrt direction to RTL and text alignment to justify
  • tdf#64925 Crash on display/paste Arabic text

4.0.0

  • tdf#42558 FORMATTING: Missing Arabic Abjad numerals for page numbers
  • tdf#46807 FORMATTING: The Shekel sign is in right side of number (RTL UI)
  • tdf#55034 Hebrew text rendering is broken in a few fonts, including fonts chosen as the default
  • tdf#56512 Hebrew looks grabled in Word95 RTF file import
  • tdf#56554 Date field in Hebrew formatting include LTR text which is broken in RTL directionality

3.6.5

  • tdf#42558 FORMATTING: Missing Arabic Abjad numerals for page numbers

3.6.4

  • tdf#46807 FORMATTING: The Shekel sign is in right side of number (RTL UI)
  • tdf#55034 Hebrew text rendering is broken in a few fonts, including fonts chosen as the default
  • tdf#56554 Date field in Hebrew formatting include LTR text which is broken in RTL directionality

3.6.0

  • tdf#49849 Word wrapping in Hebrew handled incorrectly: lines break mid-word

3.5.5

  • tdf#50117 Hebrew text displays the letter a instead of ש during installation

3.5.3

  • tdf#42537 RTL UI [AR]: "active indication" background with border (for icons) in menu at left instead at right

3.5.0

  • tdf#32936 Tahoma shouldn't be the default font for Hebrew
  • tdf#44078 Hebrew UI is displayed with squares instead of translation due to bad font selection