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Hebrew doesn't work in LibreOffice

asked 2015-08-11 15:52:49 +0100

Chetan gravatar image

updated 2015-08-23 08:30:24 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.5 with LibreOffice. I was able to write documents in Hebrew without problems and at some point Hebrew stopped working.

I have no idea what caused this problem, but now I can't type Hebrew at all in LibreOffice - cursor doesn't move and characters don't appear. If I open Hebrew document, all Hebrew characters are invisible. In other applications Hebrew works fine.

My LibreOffice version is 3.5.7.2. Any ideas?

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answered 2015-08-23 08:34:18 +0100

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Try the Profile fix first (a catch-all for multiple, strange symptoms):-

Resetting the user profile:-

"If you notice any strange behaviour on LibreOffice, or simply it fails to start, the first thing to try is to reset the user profile."

  1. Shutdown LO/OO + Quickstarter
  2. Find your user-profile directory
    (enable 'Show hidden files')
    (note: 5.x profile location is identical to 4.x)
  3. Rename it
  4. Restart LO/OO

...and try again.

LO/OO is very prone to Profile Corruption. In the absence of an existing profile on startup, it is designed to re-create a new, default profile, and that neatly fixes many, many problems.

If this helps then please tick the answer (✔)

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