Issue 92062 - Use only Unicode-Symbols
Summary: Use only Unicode-Symbols
Alias: None
Product: Math
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0 Beta 2
Hardware: DEC All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2008-07-23 23:54 UTC by e_psi
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:32 UTC (History)
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sample file and screenshots (835.93 KB, text/plain)
2008-07-24 06:26 UTC, Rainer Bielefeld
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Description e_psi 2008-07-23 23:54:11 UTC
The defined Symbols for Greek Letters are inconsistent. %ALPHA is a Latin in 
Times New Roman, italics, %LAMBDA is a private use character in StarSymbol 
Normal. This is an outdated behaviour since Unicode is availible.
For consistant layout of formulas Symbols should be taken from Unicode without 
a font or style attached. Now it is not possible to change standard font in 
Writer to anything other than TNR without changing the symbols catalougue 
extensively and it has again to be changed if the base font is changed.

- Use only well defined Unicode-Symbols from the defined variable basefont 
without style
- If a character does not exist use a fallback font like in writer. (replace 
with a character from a similar font)
- Dump the current symbol-dialogue completely and replace it with extensive 
palettes of Unicode characters like in most TeX-applications, an insert>special 
unicode character dialogue and a simple auto correct function with all TeX-
Codes predefined
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld 2008-07-24 05:53:40 UTC
I checked e_psi's example with the same result, %ALPHA and %LAMBDA are from
different font sets as reported.

We have several issues concernining similar requests: 
- Issue 45400 "Including Unicode arrows and maths symbols in Catalog"
- Issue 89445 "Greek and Maths symbols are private in Formula Editor" (Fixed)
- Issue 36535 "Impossible to enter non italic greek characters"
- Issue 69374 "OO uses private characters for MathML" (Fixed??)
Comment 2 Rainer Bielefeld 2008-07-24 06:26:37 UTC
Created attachment 55337 [details]
sample file and screenshots
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2008-07-24 08:14:19 UTC
Reassigned to requirements.