Collabora Online and mobile now with full CJK support

Starting from today’s release more users around the globe will benefit from Collabora Office on iOS and Android! With the just released version 4.2.6 there is full support of CJK fonts and also the user interface has various related improvements.
Fonts available on your mobile device for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Arabic and other scripts, will now be used by the app. This gives many new users the native usability they need, the privacy and control over their data with a quality product they expect from a Collabora.

The latest Collabora Online has some related improvements too.

 

Which scripts are now supported

The updated Collabora Office mobile apps do now support a wide range of scripts and fonts natively available on your phone. Namely, those are:

  • Chinese (Mandarin, simplified)
  • Chinese (Mandarin, traditional)
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese
Example of Writer document with different Asian fonts

Improvement in fontconfig

The support for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, and other previously unsupported scripts, could be added thanks to a performance fix in fontconfig. This allows resulted in a much improved loading time of the app. Thanks to Behdad Esfahbod (branch faster), fontconfig authors and contributors, and Michael Weghorn (for updating fontconfig) for their work on this!

All info

Do you want to learn more about the mobile office apps by Collabora Productivity? Find all the relevant info summarized on the product page. A good reference for those interested in the detailed development progress of Collabora Office for Android & iOS are the latest release notes. If you want to find out about the history of the apps and the people and entities involved, we suggest you take a look at our detailed chronological credits article.

For information about Collabora Online, see the release notes and the initial announcement of version 4.2.

Get Collabora Online

Collabora Online is the business ready supported product for professional use. Collabora products are built on LibreOffice technology. Collabora is the creator of LibreOffice online.

Get Collabora Office

Collabora Office for Android and iOS enables editing of documents on the go and is developed with your privacy in mind. Download it for free from the App Store of from Google Play.

Read More

New updates for Collabora Online and Collabora Office for iOS & Android – version 4.2.4

We are glad to announce a new update of our flagship products Collabora Online and Collabora Office for iOS & Android! Version 4.2.4 adds new features and improves the usability of our collaborative online office suite both on PCs and mobile devices. It is now possible to select multiple sides from the slide pan and duplicate or delete the complete selection. In text documents, it was already possible to add tab stops on the ruler. Now you can also delete these via the context menu on the PC or through a long click on your mobile device.

More new features do enhance the user experience on mobile devices. It is possible to search text in read-only documents. The word count functionality has been added to the upper left burger menu (≡), allowing you to count the content of selected text.

New features overview

  • Multiple slide selection on slide pane (delete or duplicate multiple slides)
  • Delete tab stop from ruler with context menu (PC) or long tap (tablet/phone)
  • New Insert Table dialog from menu Table in Writer and Impress (PC/tablet)
  • Word Count dialog can be started from the burger menu (≡) on phones
  • Search functionality added to read-only mode on phones
  • Log page on Admin Console where admins can view logs and set log level
  • Dropped dependency to locales-all package

Also more possibilities are offered when you are inserting tables. Therefore, start the Dialog Insert Table from the menu.

Most important improvements and fixes

  • Fixed zoom of drop-down list in Writer documents
  • Fixed missing text selection handles on formula bar
  • Fixed scrolling on multi line formula bar (mobile)
  • Fixed flickering during zoom in Writer
  • Don’t overwrite the copy of the document that we are editing on iOS (tdf#133278)
  • Do not import hidden text frames from HTML/Clipboard that Writer does not support
  • Fixed Chinese (Taiwan) localization of sidebar
  • Fixed: in Impress hyperlink were inserted as button instead of text object
  • Fixed a crash in Japanese Calc
  • Fixed ‘Insert – Image’ and ‘Create from Template’ features when the WOPI-like host has self-signed SSL certificate
  • Updated translations
  • and many more fixes

Read the full Collabora Online release notes for list of fixes .
Read the full Collabora Office for iOS and Android release notes for the complete list of fixes.

 

 

About Collabora Productivity

Collabora Productivity is the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the cloud, providing Collabora Online and a range of products and consulting to enterprise and government. Powered by the largest team of certified LibreOffice engineers in the world, it is a leading contributor to the LibreOffice codebase and community. Collabora Office for Desktop and Collabora Online provide a business-hardened office suite with long-term, multi-platform support. Collabora Productivity is a division of Collabora, the global software consultancy dedicated to providing the benefits of Open Source to the commercial world, specializing in mobile, automotive and consumer electronics industries. For more information, visit www.collaboraoffice.com or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

Read More

Collabora Office for Android & iOS version 4.2.3 released

New features to work with your DOCX and ODT text document as well as performance improvements and fixes

Version 4.2.3 of our popular mobile apps Collabora Office for Android and iOS has been released. This update includes improvements and fixes on performance and stability plus updated translations. You read more about these in our release notes. Version 4.2.3 also brings new handy features for when you work with DOCX, ODT or other text documents.

Tabstops handling on the ruler in text documents

In version 4.2.3 of our mobile app it is now possible to handle tabstops with a touch on the ruler. This function is available on tablets. The ruler is not shown on the small displays of phones.

Handling tabstops on the ruler in a text document on a tablet

Page setup panel on phones

Also in writer, the hamburger menu on phones now opens the page setup panel. You can set size, orientation and margins.

Page setup panel for text files on phones

Get Collabora Office

Collabora Office for Android and iOS enables editing of documents on the go and is developed with your privacy in mind. Learn more about it on the product page and download it for free from the App Store of from Google Play.

Read More