Issue 11138

Summary: Italicized punctuation marks
Product: Math Reporter: akio <lutz.petersen>
Component: codeAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues, lapsap7+ooo, thomas.lange
Version: OOo 1.0.2Keywords: rfe_eval_ok
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Hardware: PC   
OS: Windows 2000   
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Showing slash as wrongly in italics none

Description akio 2003-02-02 21:02:23 UTC
Punctuation marks such as the colon (:) or the semicolon (;) should not be
printed in italics. This issue especially applies to the definition symbol (:=).
Comment 1 thomas.lange 2003-02-12 10:27:01 UTC
After talking with some others it seems to be a good idea to 
introduce a user selectable punctuation.
Currently the same font as for variables is used but the user may 
find it convenient to use a different one especially maybe the same 
as for text.
Since this requires an UI change the target will be OO 2.0.
Comment 2 thomas.lange 2003-02-12 10:27:17 UTC
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Comment 3 thomas.lange 2003-02-12 10:37:51 UTC
TL->BH: To you for decision.
Comment 4 thomas.lange 2003-02-12 10:39:09 UTC
Text above should have been:

...it seems to be a good idea to introduce a user selectable 
punctuation font.
...
Comment 5 bettina.haberer 2003-10-20 13:09:01 UTC
Yes, we can implement a solution together with the rework of the
font-dialog.
Comment 6 thomas.lange 2006-09-25 11:29:33 UTC
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Comment 7 lapsap7+ooo 2015-06-08 10:09:24 UTC
Adding to the list of affected punctuations/symbols -
* exclamation mark, usage example, factorial
* comma, usage example, coordinates

Right now, as a workaround, for something as simple as
(x, 3!)
I have to write
(x"," 3"!")

That's really ugly!

I'm not sure introducing "a user selectable punctuation font" is a good idea.  I think OO Math internal has to be redone/reprogrammed to understand what "variables" are.  Actually, in OO Math, we can open menu Format > Fonts... 

A dialog will pop up showing that *only* variables are in italics.  But punctuations and non-letter symbols SHOULD be be considered as variables.

PS: Wow, it's incredible to see that this bug has been filed on 2003 but never corrected.
Comment 8 lapsap7+ooo 2015-06-08 10:25:10 UTC
(In reply to lapsap7+ooo from comment #7)

> A dialog will pop up showing that *only* variables are in italics.  But
> punctuations and non-letter symbols SHOULD be be considered as variables.

Typo error:
... But punctuations and non-letter symbols SHOULD *NOT* be considered as variables.
Comment 9 lapsap7+ooo 2015-06-09 12:59:49 UTC
Created attachment 84782 [details]
Showing slash as wrongly in italics

Image showing slash (division) wrongly shown as italics.
But the quoting trick put in addition space which is not desirable.
Comment 10 lapsap7+ooo 2015-06-09 13:01:53 UTC
Just found another symbol which is wrongly in italics: slash (division)

Try this to see (or see the attached image (attachment 84782 [details]):
A / 4 newline
A"/"4 newline

However, the quoting trick workaround does not work well because that puts in additional spaces before and after the slash.  Visually, that's not really great.