Issue 29041 - Greek capital letters
Greek capital letters
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 Reported: 2004-05-11 12:58 UTC by scls19fr 2013-02-07 22:32 UTC (History) 1 user (show) issues ENHANCEMENT --- ---

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 scls19fr 2004-05-11 12:58:30 UTC Hello, Greek capital letters are quite difficult to make with Formula Editor. For example %ALPHA is easy but should I write %bÃªta %bÃ©ta %bÃ¨ta 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) Thanks 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. scls19fr 2004-06-07 14:03:24 UTC Hello, 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... \alpha \beta \gamma \delta \epsilon \varepsilon \zeta \eta \theta \vartheta \iota \kappa \lambda \mu \nu \xi \o \pi \varpi \rho \varrho \sigma \varsigma \tau \upsilon \phi \varphi \chi \psi \omega 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... Thanks jmgervais 2004-11-21 21:39:10 UTC An alternative solution... Dmaths, a GPL add-on to OOo: http://www.dmaths.org  scls19fr 2004-11-22 05:23:05 UTC I know DMath. But I think such a feature should be part of OOo. scls19fr 2005-10-08 09:34:50 UTC Could you explain me why 1 year later this enhancement is still unconfirmed ? 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  thomas.lange 2006-09-25 11:34:48 UTC . 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.