Bug 109232 (Special-Character) - [META] Special character dialog and toolbar group button bugs and enhancements
Summary: [META] Special character dialog and toolbar group button bugs and enhancements
Status: NEW
Alias: Special-Character
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
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unspecified
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
URL: http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/...
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Depends on: 41981 56301 56363 90848 109212 109214 109215 111816 111924 112223 113134 113309 113310 114721 115477 115634 118300 119441 119940 120753 120899 123527 34882 53299 70438 74789 109007 109115 109208 109209 109210 109216 109217 109791 110354 111336 111337 111625 111739 111775 111795 112020 112147 112149 112222 112261 112267 112430 113343 113352 113676 114549 115445 116138 116355 116805 116876 116934 117023 117038 117337 117364 118304 118390 118681 118694 118993 119579 120562 120730 123793 123843
Blocks: Dialog Character
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Reported: 2017-07-20 12:04 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2019-05-02 13:47 UTC (History)
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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-07-20 12:04:31 UTC

    
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2017-09-05 07:34:05 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-09-05 09:14:10 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2017-09-05 11:24:34 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Ulrich Windl 2017-12-27 10:19:36 UTC
(https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/6.0 refer to thus bug, but there's little substance)
What I wanted to suggest for the new favourite characters is:
Instead of letting the user add quite a lot of favourite characters, let the user define sets of favourite charcaters for the following reasons: The special characters needed depend on the context (e.g. symbols for mathematical formulas, bullets for lists, foreign language characters, etc.) most of the time.
Also make sure that the user can see metadata of the favorite character selected (e.g. hovering displays some info bubble), as many characters may look very similar (consider the different types of dashes Unicode offers)