Issue 81136 - provide easier font selection of insert->special character
Summary: provide easier font selection of insert->special character
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2.1
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2007-08-29 17:47 UTC by macias
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:41 UTC (History)
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Description macias 2007-08-29 17:47:40 UTC
1) for the first time of insert->special character please always preselect the 
current font (from the main editor)
2) please provide in the "special character" dialog the meta-name for the 
font "Current" and make it the first entry in the list

This way it would be really easy to add not-so-special characters (e.g. french 
quotes) and continue writting, but also it would be possible to keep current 
behaviour (dialog remembers last font selection, which is good).
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2007-08-30 09:01:33 UTC
Reassigned to requirements.
Comment 2 nmailhot 2007-08-30 09:07:03 UTC
1. under unix systems it'd be great if the OO.o specific insert->special
character dialog was dumped in favour of integration with the system charmap app
(gucharmap probably)

2. @macias: you can get easy convenient access to French quotes under X11 by
using the fr(oss) of fr(latin9) keyboard maps. They use the <insert ISO number
of canadian spec there> standard postion at altgr+w/altgr+x. If you google a bit
you may even find windows ports of the same layouts (though as a rule they lag a
bit, and are not 100% identical to the xkeyboard-config layouts)