Issue 118164 - Escape " character, eg for arcsecond or double-prime
Summary: Escape " character, eg for arcsecond or double-prime
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Product: Math
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.3
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Normal (vote)
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2011-06-12 16:46 UTC by lapsap7+ooo
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:45 UTC (History)
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Description lapsap7+ooo 2011-06-12 16:46:14 UTC
It would be nice if it's possible to escape the " character.

Situations where it's useful:
1. as stated by a user in the forum (, showing the arcsecond symbol
2. as double-prime like in second derivative
Comment 1 Regina Henschel 2011-06-12 17:12:06 UTC
" is not a prime. Primes are in U+2032,2033,2034. The request to add them to OpenSymbol is in issue 52620.
Nevertheless the request for escaping " - and % as well - like it is done for brackets, is a valid request.

You can add such symbols to the symbol catalog and then use something like %dblquote.
Comment 2 lapsap7+ooo 2011-06-12 18:04:32 UTC
OK, thanks for the Unicode characters.

Curious question (off-topic): are U+2032 and U+2033 the same as arcminute and arcsecond symbols?

On the other hand, using a simple keyboard, it's quite humane to type the prime using the apostrophe key, double-prime using the quote key, etc.

Thus, maybe there're at least two things to make Math more user-friendly:
1. When a user types ', it's displayed as a prime and that Unicode character is used (and if it's the same as arcminute)
2. Add prime, double-prime and triple-prime in "Attributes", alongside with "vector", "bar", "head", etc.  (Should this be filed separately as an enhancement?)
Comment 3 lapsap7+ooo 2011-06-13 11:42:49 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Curious question (off-topic): are U+2032 and U+2033 the same as arcminute and
> arcsecond symbols?

I've found the answer to this question of mine.  It's in page 198 of Unicode 6.0 at
Comment 4 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2012-06-13 12:24:40 UTC
getting rid of value "enhancement" for field "severity".
For enhancement the field "issue type" shall be used.