Issue 83000

Summary: CTL/Western samples in font drop-down list
Product: General Reporter: alan
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: elisko, issues, kaplanlior, nadavkav, yba
Version: OOo 2.3Keywords: BIDI
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: PATCH Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---
Issue Depends on:    
Issue Blocks: 114236    
Description Flags
Patch for adding CTL/Western samples to font dropdown list
How it looks
Patch with CJK support added (and some streamlining of code)
How it looks with CJK none

Description alan 2007-10-26 13:22:39 UTC
Frequently CTL users have a problem choosing a font when writing in their
langauge. When looking at the font drop-down list, there is no way of knowing
whether a given font supports the CTL language. 

I've written a patch for the font drop-down list, so that each line displays not
only the font name, but also a sample of CTL text, if the font supports the
default CTL langauge. For example, instead of 'Arial', it will display 'Arial —
אבג' (the first three letters of the Hebrew alphabet).

If the font does not support the default CTL language, but does support the
default Western language, it adds a sample of the Western Langauge. For example,
instead of 'Arial', it will display 'Arial — ABC'. 

If the font supports neither the default Western, not the default CTL language,
no sample is added to the name of the font.

I mentioned this in Issue 23402 which deals with a related problem, but since
the patch does not directly address the issue discussed there, I'm filing it as
a separate issue.
Comment 1 alan 2007-10-26 13:23:58 UTC
Created attachment 49180 [details]
Patch for adding CTL/Western samples to font dropdown list
Comment 2 alan 2007-10-26 13:27:32 UTC
Created attachment 49181 [details]
How it looks
Comment 3 alan 2007-10-28 09:30:29 UTC
In response to Jonathon Blake's request at:

I'm adding CJK to my patch. CJK expects are invited to check it out.
Comment 4 alan 2007-10-28 09:32:35 UTC
Created attachment 49200 [details]
Patch with CJK support added (and some streamlining of code)
Comment 5 alan 2007-10-28 09:47:36 UTC
Created attachment 49201 [details]
How it looks with CJK
Comment 6 nadavkav 2008-05-31 11:17:50 UTC
i am using OO 2.3.1 Hebrew localized version with this patch and it is very
helpful and it works great too !!!

please see if you can add it and target it to 3.0 ?

Comment 7 kaplanlior 2010-08-29 22:29:41 UTC
Could someone target this bug for 3.4 ? It has a patch (!)
Comment 8 Joost Andrae 2010-09-17 11:53:39 UTC
changing issue type to patch
Comment 9 Rob Weir 2013-03-11 15:01:30 UTC
I'm adding this comment to all open issues with Issue Type == PATCH.  We have 220 such issues, many of them quite old.  I apologize for that.  

We need your help in prioritizing which patches should be integrated into our next release, Apache OpenOffice 4.0.

If you have submitted a patch and think it is applicable for AOO 4.0, please respond with a comment to let us know.

On the other hand, if the patch is no longer relevant, please let us know that as well.

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