Issue 29041 - Greek capital letters
Summary: Greek capital letters
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Product: Math
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Reported: 2004-05-11 12:58 UTC by scls19fr
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:32 UTC (History)
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Description scls19fr 2004-05-11 12:58:30 UTC

Greek capital letters are quite difficult to make with Formula Editor.
For example %ALPHA is easy but should I write %bêta %béta %bèta or %beta
and with capital letters it's much more difficult (because of accents with
capital letters)
As a solution, you should NEVER use accent with it.
A good model should be to use the LaTeX conventions...
That's very \beta \Beta ;-) (or %beta and %BETA or %Beta)

Comment 1 thomas.lange 2004-06-07 12:09:16 UTC
This is because the symbol names are localized since long ago.

If you like to stick with the english names you can use an english version or
redefine the characters with names you like.

However I consider this to be a request for enhancement.

TL->BH: Maybe there should be an option that defines which names are to be used
in the UI, the localized ones or the the programmatic (i.e. English) names as
they are written to the configuration.

Set to enhancement.
Comment 2 scls19fr 2004-06-07 14:03:24 UTC

even with a french keyboard (as I'm french), it's IMPOSSIBLE to easily type
capital letters with accents !!!
So I don't understand this choise...
I really think that letters name should be normalized as in LaTeX...


Changing first letter to capital will change to capital greek letter.

Example : \Sigma and \sigma

I really think that it is more easy for EVERYONE...

Comment 3 jmgervais 2004-11-21 21:39:10 UTC
An alternative solution...
Dmaths, a GPL add-on to OOo: 
Comment 4 scls19fr 2004-11-22 05:23:05 UTC
I know DMath.
But I think such a feature should be part of OOo.
Comment 5 scls19fr 2005-10-08 09:34:50 UTC
Could you explain me why 1 year later this enhancement is still unconfirmed ?
Comment 6 scls19fr 2005-11-20 08:14:53 UTC
In fact, I think this feature could be add to an other feature.

I really think that LaTeX syntax is much easier than OOo Math syntax.

So a good idea could be to have the opportunity of inserting natively LaTeX
equations in OOo Math

Comment 7 thomas.lange 2006-09-25 11:34:48 UTC
Comment 8 owqcd 2007-10-26 22:56:25 UTC
My opinion :

- I would also like to be able to use the Latex syntax with OO

- I would also like the possibility to write "inline" mathematical formulas
easily. The latex way $...$ would be perfect.