Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#3191 new defect

Thai keyboard with Abiword shows Greek (wrong font)

Reported by: kimquirk Owned by: uwog
Priority: high Milestone: 9.1.0-cancelled
Component: write-activity (abiword) Version:
Keywords: cjbfor9.1.0 Cc: AlexL
Blocked By: Blocking: #2207, #6808
Deployments affected: Action Needed: never set
Verified: no


build 567, q2c26

Open Abiword on a Thai keyboard and then switch to the non-AB (Thai) charactors and you get Greek charactors.

Abiword needs to choose the correct font as default (Loma works well) when language is Thai.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by AlexL

  • Cc AlexL added

Abiword is not looking for what type of keyboard the laptop has and defaulting to that font. This bug applies to all international laptops.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by uwog

  • Milestone changed from Trial-3 to First Deployment, V1.0

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by kimquirk

  • Action Needed set to never set
  • Milestone changed from 8.2.0 (was Update.2) to 8.2.1

This seems like it shouldn't be a difficult problem... is it fixable?

Tested in 8.2-760 and the default font was set for dejaVu Serif...a bad choice.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by uwog

AbiWord's default font is Times New Roman. This default font is specified in the default document template for every language. Since Times New Roman is not available on the XO, I've simply patched all templates to use dejaVu Serif.

If some languages need a different default font, we can simple update the template for that language. Such a fix would be trivial. If this would be a workable solution, then someone would need to come up with a list of default fonts that should be used for a given language.

Actually looking at the keybord layout would be a LOT harder.

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by mstone-xmlrpc

  • Keywords cjbfor9.1.0 added
  • Milestone changed from 8.2.1 to 9.1.0

Pushing out to 9.1.0, per edmcnierney's request.

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by cjl

  • Blocking 6808 added

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by cjl

  • Blocking 2207 added

comment:8 Changed 5 years ago by cjl

See this upstream bug (now fixed).

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