Issue 56746 - Greek symbols in formulas spaced too wide
Summary: Greek symbols in formulas spaced too wide
Alias: None
Product: Math
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial with 3 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-10-27 03:02 UTC by nb_exprnc
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:54 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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example of OOo, Word, and Latex formulas (14.26 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2005-10-27 03:08 UTC, nb_exprnc
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Description nb_exprnc 2005-10-27 03:02:57 UTC
When I enter "%delta h" into the formula editor, the spacing between the delta
and the h is too wide. When I enter "%delta %delta hh", the spacing between the
two h's is not too wide but the spacing between the two deltas, and the spacing
between the delta and the h is wide. This can be improved by decreasing
Format->Spacing to 0%, but the improvement is only slight. I also see this in OO
1.1.3 on FC3 (Linux). 

I believe this is because in Formula editor, greek letters are treated as
special symbols. The fact that the user can define additional special symbols
makes me think that kerning is not used at all for special symbols. 

Both TeX/LaTeX and Word have the correct behavior in this case. The behavior of
OpenOffice is such that it changes the mathematical meaning of the expression.
If there is no easy way to fix this, then at least allow the user to fine-tune
the spacing with something like a "negative gap".

Comment 1 nb_exprnc 2005-10-27 03:08:37 UTC
Created attachment 30889 [details]
example of OOo, Word, and Latex formulas
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2005-11-03 15:51:19 UTC
MRU->TL: in deed, the spacing between these greek symbols is larger than between
other characters. When I compare this e.g. to Writer, there ismnot such a
spacing between greek symbols fromStar-/OpenSymbol font.
Comment 3 troodon 2010-07-17 10:25:05 UTC
The fix for issue 109020 is mentioned as a workaround for this one.