[Libreoffice-qa] Fwd: LibreOffice underline problem

sooraj kenoth soorajkenoth at gmail.com
Fri Oct 24 02:01:03 PDT 2014

Hi all,

While using the LibreOffice, I have some problems with the the
underline. In Malayalam we have a lot of stacked characters. In the
current way of drawing underline, it strikes the stacked letters. It
is annoying and it kills the legibility. Please find the screen-shot
here <https://www.libreoffice.org/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=102053>

I have reported the bug here. But they didn't accept. I don't know what to do.

Problem description.

Right now the underline is libreoffice is drawn by taking information
purely from gyphs. As result underline is not at all consistent or
uniform. Whenever there is change in font(Size, type, family, or
anything) the underline will change. Unfortunately now a days all most
all documents contains more than one language, hence it is not
possible to get a uniform underline.

In glyphs we can set some values to define the size and position of
underline. According to
Freetpye<http://www.freetype.org/freetype1/docs/faq/freetype1.txt>  it
is notional. The underline is a simple line which is drawn by the
application. I has nothing to do with glyphs. glyphs can give only
guidelines on how and where to draw the underline.

I am sure that this not a language specific issue. Please let know how
can I proceed with this problem.

Sooraj Kenoth
"I am Being the Change I Wish to See in the World"

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