[Libreoffice] definition of line caps for dashed lines

Thorsten Behrens thb at documentfoundation.org
Fri Dec 9 00:48:27 PST 2011

Regina Henschel wrote:
> So the question is, how should the new property linecap work on
> dashed lines? It is possible, that a document sets linecap = 'round'
> and dash style = 'rect', which are contradictory. I have found no
> rule in the ODF1.2 spec to solve it.
Hi Regina,

nice catch, sounds like a defect in the spec to me - my take is,
dash style is superseded by the svg linecaps.

> Microsoft Office has a line property "Endetyp" (German) with values
> 'Flach', 'Rund', and 'Rechteck' which corresponds to the linecap
> property. Microsoft Office applies the property to each dash, but
> the caps are not added to the dashes. Rounding is cut of the flat
> size of the inner dashes and only added to the outer dashes.
Do I get that right, you say MSO only applies the caps to the very
ends of the line? At least for MSO2007, I see round caps also on all
dash elements.


-- Thorsten
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