Calc use is a lot more on-screen, and at lower size in points (10 instead of 12 on my Linux machine).
Currently, the font order is:
Nachlieli CLM;Alef;Noto Sans Hebrew;Liberation Sans;Arial;Arial Hebrew;Lucida Sans Unicode;Lucida Grande;Arial Unicode MS
But Nachlieli CLM has relatively low readability, IMO, in small font sizes, and Alef is not much tter. I therefore suggest that the order become:
Liberation Sans;Noto Sans Hebrew;Nachlieli CLM;Alef;Arial;Arial Hebrew;Lucida Sans Unicode;Lucida Grande;Arial Unicode MS
Arial;Liberation Sans;Noto Sans Hebrew;Nachlieli CLM;Alef;Arial Hebrew;Lucida Sans Unicode;Lucida Grande;Arial Unicode MS
(Note that I havent' sctually looked at the last three on the list recently.
Steps to Reproduce:
Type in some Hebrew text along a column.
Text comes out in Nachlieli CLM, and is not very readoable
Text comes out in a more readable font
User Profile Reset: No
Created attachment 145519 [details]
Arial, Alef, Liberation Sans and Nachlieli at 10pt
Some have raised the question of whether Alef should not be used before Liberation Sans. Well, no...
Attached is a screenshot with the three fonts used for the same content - a part of an LO Calc chart. Note that Liberation Sans' readability advantage is a bit of a "cheat" since its glyph width and height at 10pt are larger than Arial's and Alef's.
Nachlieli comes in third IMHO, but it's not as readable as Liberation Sans. (It's about as readable even as Liberation Sans at 9pt, maybe less; but that would definitely be an unfair comparison).
Ok. Feel free to propose a patch https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/gerrit
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(In reply to Buovjaga from comment #2)
> Ok. Feel free to propose a patch
I actually need to get around to proposing that patch. It's just that I've never done anything like that for LO before; I don't have a checked out copy of the sources.
Anyway, this bug should not be auto-closed...
(In reply to Eyal Rozenberg from comment #4)
> (In reply to Buovjaga from comment #2)
> > Ok. Feel free to propose a patch
> > https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/gerrit
> I actually need to get around to proposing that patch. It's just that I've
> never done anything like that for LO before; I don't have a checked out copy
> of the sources.
> Anyway, this bug should not be auto-closed...
To avoid cloning the source, you can also edit directly in gerrit: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Documentation/GerritEditing
(In reply to Buovjaga from comment #5)
So, I've finally gotten around to doing this. Now I need reviewers for the patch...
Plus, I need more opinions on the order of fonts I've chosen.
Eyal Rozenberg committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#120207 Change the order of default Hebrew font choice for spreadsheets
It will be available in 7.2.0.
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