Bug 113410 - Make 'Basic Fonts' entries accessible all the time in options dialog
Summary: Make 'Basic Fonts' entries accessible all the time in options dialog
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
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Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: Options-Dialog Fonts
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Reported: 2017-10-24 17:58 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2017-10-25 15:22 UTC (History)
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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-10-24 17:58:35 UTC
Presently, only if you have Writer open do you have access to the 'Basic Fonts (Western)', 'Basic Fonts (Asian)', and 'Basic Fonts (CTL)' and this is quite a bad user experience.

So we should decide what is the best option to solve this issue.

1. Moved them out of the LibreOffice Writer and into LibreOffice
2. Make them also appear in LibreOffice Calc, LibreOffice Impress, etc.
3. Create a Fonts folder and have them in it along with LibreOffice > Fonts

Heiko, Stuart, Adolfo, Maxim, Cor: your thoughts?
Comment 1 Maxim Monastirsky 2017-10-24 19:05:27 UTC
This is already requested in Bug 33743. But right now setting the basic fonts only implemented in Writer, so first we need to make the other modules support such setting.

Also we'll need separate settings for each module, as a font that is good for print (Writer) isn't necessarily good for the screen (Impress).
Comment 2 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-10-24 21:23:48 UTC
(In reply to Maxim Monastirsky from comment #1)
> This is already requested in Bug 33743. But right now setting the basic
> fonts only implemented in Writer, so first we need to make the other modules
> support such setting.

So when i tested it, it seemed as if it was using the same settings that were set in writer for CTL fonts in impress, but i see now that if i change it in Writer, it doesnt affect impress, but is still using the default fonts that does appear for writer.

> Also we'll need separate settings for each module, as a font that is good
> for print (Writer) isn't necessarily good for the screen (Impress).

I think it complicated things more by having it separate, where you can only modify the setting if you are in that module. Half the 'Basic Fonts' pages is empty and we could easily fill in the defaults for calc and impress/draw in it.
Comment 3 V Stuart Foote 2017-10-24 21:39:30 UTC
(In reply to Yousuf Philips (jay) from comment #2)

> I think it complicated things more by having it separate, where you can only
> modify the setting if you are in that module. Half the 'Basic Fonts' pages
> is empty and we could easily fill in the defaults for calc and impress/draw
> in it.

Or remove it from the modules, instead hang it off Tools -> Options -> Languages -> Language Settings where the sw module setting already responds to the checkboxes for Default Languages for Documents. Maybe a "Set Fonts" button launch of a dialog, positioned under the "For the current document only" checkbox.
Comment 4 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-10-24 21:42:30 UTC
(In reply to V Stuart Foote from comment #3)
> Or remove it from the modules, instead hang it off Tools -> Options ->
> Languages -> Language Settings where the sw module setting already responds
> to the checkboxes for Default Languages for Documents. Maybe a "Set Fonts"
> button launch of a dialog, positioned under the "For the current document
> only" checkbox.

Putting it under Languages makes it harder to find, especially for people who aren't interested in asian or ctl fonts/languages, which is why i suggested number 3.
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2017-10-25 07:11:27 UTC
New top level node? That means to eventually reorganize all content. Maybe we improve the fonts tab under the general section and do not only have replacement there.
Comment 6 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-10-25 15:22:51 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #5)
> New top level node? That means to eventually reorganize all content. Maybe
> we improve the fonts tab under the general section and do not only have
> replacement there.

Not everything font related can fit into a single tab, but if you think i can, look forward to the mockup.