Bug 106513 - [Feature request] Optical margin alignment
Summary: [Feature request] Optical margin alignment
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 135466 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Paragraph Authors
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Reported: 2017-03-12 16:56 UTC by Antoine Adet
Modified: 2021-05-28 00:07 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Description Antoine Adet 2017-03-12 16:56:02 UTC
It would be great if LibreOffice could support optical margin alignment.
Cf. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_margin_alignment)

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Actual Results:  
Not available

Expected Results:
Make punctuation into the margins.

Reproducible: Always

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Additional Info:

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/57.0.2987.98 Safari/537.36
Comment 1 Regina Henschel 2017-03-12 20:10:07 UTC
In German "Optischer Randausgleich",  sometimes to be find by term "character protrusion". The feature is available in InDesign, Scribus and PdfTeX.

It is a valid request.
Comment 2 Luke 2017-04-17 11:41:55 UTC
This feature would be especially nice because it is so far only available to a limited as a Graphite smartfont feature for Linux Libertine - but not for any other fonts. In Scribus, InDesign etc. optical margin alignment appears to be implemented in the software. So it is unlikely that other fonts will ever have such a feature implemented only for LibreOffice.

"hanging punctuation" is another term that describes more or less the same feature. Searching for this in LiberOffice Help indicates that the feature seems to be already available for Asian typography (but apparently limited to periods and commas). This makes me hope that the feature could relatively easily be implemented for Latin script and punctuation signs like hyphens. Bud I must admit I have now knowledge in software development whatsoever.
Comment 3 Ming Hua 2020-08-05 16:27:41 UTC
*** Bug 135466 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Thomas Lendo 2020-10-06 08:03:44 UTC
Should this new setting be part of 'Paragraph > Alignment' dialog in the area of the 'Justified' options?