Bug 115992 - need double overline
Summary: need double overline
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.0 release
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Font-Effects
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Reported: 2018-02-24 14:21 UTC by khalil
Modified: 2018-02-24 16:27 UTC (History)
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Description khalil 2018-02-24 14:21:56 UTC
i need the double overline in the libreoffice & there is double underline just , thanks for solving this problem .

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Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

OpenGL enabled: Yes

Additional Info:
[Information automatically included from LibreOffice]
Locale: en-US
Module: TextDocument
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OS: Linux (All)
OS is 64bit: yes

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:58.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/58.0
Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2018-02-24 16:23:03 UTC
While there is no .uno button action, there are already multiple way to achieve this.

Most correct is to use the Unicode "U+033F COMBINING DOUBLE OVERLINE". Which--if the font you are using includes it--you'll have a the font designer's take on what is suitable to the font. If font does not have the glyph covered, you get a glyph from fall back font that may not be proportioned well.

Do this with the Unicode toggle feature enter each character followed by u+033f and toggle with <alt>+x.  This can be done in an external Unicode enabled editor and strings pasted into LibreOffice.

A more general and easier method, but less pleasing (it does not consider internal leading) is a "font effect". There you type the text needed, select it, and then apply Overlining from the Character -> Font Effects -> Overlining. Default is "without", but select Double from the drop list.

Finally, also easy, apply a border to the selection. Character -> Borders. In the User defined widget click to add a line above. Then set its Line style from the list--the double line is the bottom selection. Also set a width.