An excel files is created in MS Office Excel that contains both English and Arabic character is saved in .xls format and sent to users with LibreOffice 4.4.1. When users open the .xls file in scalc, some of the Arabic character appear unreadable and in square boxes. If the cell with 'square boxes" are selected and changed from “Italic” to “Non-Italic”, then the Arabic letters appear. Does this mean every time users gets this spreadshuet, they have to change the text from Italic to Non-Italic?
Users PC configuration;
Windows XP and Windows 7 Pro