Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Symbol for the Product operation (Pi) is malformed|
|Product:||Math||Reporter:||Francis C. Costero <fjcc.apache>|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:|
|Priority:||P5 (lowest)||CC:||pats, vstuart.foote|
|Issue Type:||DEFECT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description Francis C. Costero 2015-11-17 19:21:48 UTC
The issue was originally reported on the dev list by Howard Morris, using Windows 10. Confirmed by Patricia Shanahan on the dev mailing list: "I am seeing similar problems with the product formula symbol. Exported as PDF, it looks fine. Viewed in Writer, the capital Pi lacks serifs, making it look very strange. When I click on it in the formula editor, it is at the bottom left of a dotted box, and the limits are aligned relative to the box. Not WYSIWYG. The fonts are: Variables: Times New roman, Italic Functions, Numbers, Text, and Serif: Times New Roman Sans: Arial Fixed: Courier New I have uploaded the files to http://www.patriciashanahan.com/OpenOffice. product.bmp is a screen shot of the formula editor. product.odt is the actual file. product.pdf is the PDF export." Patricia was using Windows 8.1 I cannot reproduce it using Windows 7 or Redhat Linux. Of course, the operating system may not be the important variable. The bmp mentioned above is attached.
Comment 1 Francis C. Costero 2015-11-17 19:32:56 UTC
started a thread I on the en forum: https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=80398
Comment 2 V Stuart Foote 2015-11-18 21:22:40 UTC
Those are not malformed. Rather at Windows 8.1, and also Windows 10, the OS is using the "Segoe Symbol UI" font pulling from the Mathematical Operators page U+2200. Through Windows 7 and with prior AOO 3 and 4 builds, the Math module worked from OpenSymbol font if installed. So, this is technically not a bug as it is imposed by the OS. Project now needs to figure out how to resume use of the visually more appealing OpenSymbol font page.
Comment 3 V Stuart Foote 2015-11-18 22:56:09 UTC
And, this has been around for some time. Closing this as a dupe of bug 124203. *** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of issue 124203 ***
Comment 4 Patricia Shanahan 2015-11-18 23:41:37 UTC
I applied the workaround from the duplicate bug, and it did improve the appearance of the capital Pi.