Dear AOO400 workers, 

this revised email is better than my mail from today, 18:04 CEST .

not only Punjabi strings seem to be crucial for crashing.
When pasting the following string (ref.: or: ) in parts, leaving crucial substrings (!!) in a AOO 4.0.0 Writer file:

{In anderen Sprachen Аҧсшәа  Afrikaans  Alemannisch  አማርኛ  Aragonés  Ænglisc     العربية   مصرى Asturianu    Aymar aru  Azərbaycanca Башҡортса ´emaitė¨ka Беларуская Беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎ Български Brezhoneg Bosanski Català کوردی Qırımtatarca Česky Чӑвашла Cymraeg Dansk Ελληνικά English Esperanto Español Eesti Euskara فارسی Suomi Võro Føroyskt Français Frysk Gaeilge 贛語 Galego Avañe'ẽ עברית Fiji Hindi Hrvatski Magyar Հայերեն Interlingua Bahasa Indonesia Ilokano Ido Íslenska Italiano   日本語 Lojban Basa Jawa ქართული Qaraqalpaqsha Адыгэбзэ Қазақша 한국어 Къарачай-малкъар Kurdî Kernowek Latina Lëtzebuergesch Лезги Lumbaart Lietuvių Latvie¨u Malagasy Олык марий Македонски മലയാളം Монгол Bahasa Melayu Mirandés مازِرونی Nāhuatl Nederlands Norsk nynorsk Norsk bokmål Occitan Ирон Papiamentu Polski   پنجابی Português Runa Simi Rumantsch Română Tarandíne Русский Русиньскый संस्कृतम् Саха тыла Sicilianu Scots Srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски Simple English Slovenčina Sloven¨čina Shqip Српски / srpski Seeltersk Svenska Kiswahili Ślůnski தமிழ் తెలుగు Тоҷикӣ ไทย Türkmençe Tagalog Türkçe Татарча/tatarça Українська اردو Oʻzbekcha Tiếng Việt Winaray მარგალური ייִדיש Yorùbá Vahcuengh 中文 Bân-lâm-gú 粵語 Links bearbeiten

pasting (Crtl V) was possible, but subsequently AOO 400 crashed

The omitted substrings are, migrated from Wikipedia to Thunderbird and WORD Starter and back to AOO 341: String2  {  संस्कृतम्     მარგალური    ייִדיש   ਪੰਜਾਬੀ    नेपाली    मराठी    ಕನ್ನಡ     हिन्दी   नेपाल भाषा   বাংলা  བོད་ཡིག   }
Therefore, crucial dangerous substrings may be among String1: { In anderen Sprachen  Аҧсшәа   አማርኛ      العربية    مصرى  کوردی  فارسی  贛語  Avañe'ẽ  עברית  Հայերեն  日本語  ქართული  Адыгэбзэ  한국어  മലയാളം  မြန်မာဘာသာ   مازِرونی     پنجابی  தமிழ்  తెలుగు     ไทย    اردو  Oʻzbekcha  Tiếng Việt  Vahcuengh  中文  Bân-lâm-gú  粵語   Links bearbeiten }

Remember: Pasting in AOO 3.4.1 Writer, Thunderbird, and WORD Starter works without problems.
Pasting in a AOO 4.0.0 Writer file does, but with crash subsequently
. Therefore, when reconstructed: reconstruction works, but scrolling up => crash immediately. Therefore I needed to rename that file and open it in AOO 3.4.1 Writer - then c&p to Thunderbird.

A second bug, also mentioned below: The following part (ref., source:   )  in brackets {} may be pasted in AOO 3.4.1 Writer , but "undo" crashes; after reconstruction this part is omitted. Crash in AOO 4.0.0 Writer too, not in Word or Thunderbird

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With best regards

Robert Hupp

The rest of this Mail is the same as sent 2013-08-04  21:13 CEST 

Dear AOO 4.0.0 workers, 

I just found another in AOO 4.0.0 crashing string and tested it with MS WORD. Result: No problems saving the following text in different formats:

Dear AOO 4.0.0 workers,

where may I get a fix or update?? (History of emails below)

I noticed another bug (?). Leaving my open AOO 4.0.0 files with ("File/Quit", German "Datei/Beenden") crashes AOO 4.0.0 too, probably with regard to files with those problematic strings, which may be harmless if untouched. Files may be closed with the "Close X" if without those strings, else AOO 4.0.0 crashes. That is, all my files were listed in the reconstruction job.

Another bug
: When accidentally copying

the spaces for clicking for Twitter, Facebook, or "likes share Google" =>    
pasting (CTRL V) will do, but killing/ removing this part crashes. Example:

  ==>   Teilen Erinnern Teilen 16 [NB! Crash!! if killing:  RH] Seitenanfang
Beschreibung Videos Fotos Besetzung Kommentare

I noticed a similar problem in a former AOO version on my last computer.
Thanks and best regards
Robert Hupp

From Sun Aug 04 03:09:27 2013
[…..] Trying with smaller chunks, the problematic text seems to be: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ

(the one before Polski).

Copy & pasting that piece is enough to crash AOO 4.0 Writer or Impress, while Calc works fine if pasting not in "edit mode" (i.e. not pasting in the formula bar, pasting in the bar results in a crash as well). HTH.

[NB! Commentary Robert Hupp: that's right; not "seems to be" but IS, in this case. – I'm using Win7 32bit – maybe??? Win7 64bit will work    RH]

From: Sun Aug 04 03:10:04 2013
Reproduced here with freshly-installed en-US on Windows 7 - I paste
the text, the Windows "OpenOffice 4.0.0 has stopped working" comes up. Behaves correctly in LO Is there a bug report yet? [NB! Commentary Robert Hupp: Win7 64bit ??? or All Windows 7 ?? RH]

From Sun Aug 04 10:44:24 2013 and
Sun Aug 04 03:08:48 2013 ( )
To CC:, Robert Hupp <>
On 03/08/2013 Emanuele wrote:

> Pasted from the menu and with ctrl+v => crash.

> Trying with smaller chunks, the problematic text seems to be: [ਪੰਜਾਬੀ] [NB! Commentary Robert Hupp: That's correct: CTRL V or CTRL-Shift-V (Paste Special, regardless Unformatted or HTML-formatted) => crash, not in OpenOffice 3.4.1, nor in Thunderbird;  this string  ਪੰਜਾਬੀ  only pasted in Thunderbird   RH]

Thanks for the detailed analysis. Seems Windows-specific. Reported as follow up there.


Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Bug 122948
Bug 122948 - Copy/pasting some Punjabi strings crashes OpenOffice

Last modified/Reported: 2013-08-04 06:59 UTC by Andrea Pescetti








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