Bug 140694 - Italic text cursor in italic context
Summary: Italic text cursor in italic context
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
7.0.4.2 release
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Text-Cursor
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Reported: 2021-02-27 09:49 UTC by checco74
Modified: 2021-03-02 08:09 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description checco74 2021-02-27 09:49:45 UTC
Description:
the text cursor remains the same regardless of the context it is inserted into. in italics contexts, this makes it hard to find its exact position. I think this issue could be mitigated by slanting the cursor to the same degree the text is slanted.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open a file
2. write something
3. make sure parts of the text are in italics and parts are in normal font
4. move the cursor between the parts in italics and the parts in normal font

Actual Results:
the text cursor does not change in any way.

Expected Results:
I think it would help if the text cursor changed to reflect the text's slant


Reproducible: Always


User Profile Reset: No



Additional Info:
Version: 7.0.4.2
Build ID: 573028415b474775687f7355a6d413c41d013a01
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.8; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-US (C); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2021-03-01 09:38:04 UTC
Yes, applying the slant to the caret makes sense.
Comment 2 Telesto 2021-03-01 11:04:47 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #1)
> Yes, applying the slant to the caret makes sense.

For a difference, I'm objecting against something. Not really against.. but reluctant. Kind of same topic to what Formatting Marks should show..

Why Italic and not for bold/underline/font color/highlighting color (without going into details how this should be implemented).

A hairy topic: not as simplistic/straight forward, IMHO
Comment 3 checco74 2021-03-01 12:10:18 UTC
for what it's worth, I'd be all for extending this to other formatting contexts, too. it may not be necessary for highlighting contexts (except possibly in case of block cursors?), since that's a feature of the _background_ and not of the text characters themselves. italics just seemed to be one context (perhaps the only one?) where this issue has _some_ impact on usability, if only a minor one.
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2021-03-01 13:50:17 UTC
Don't see the point of a "formatted caret". What advantage should it have when the caret becomes red on red text color? Or bold on bold text? The italic slant makes sense because of the running direction but nothing else.

Unconfirmed means your request requires confirmation (which was the fact with my New for the narrow scope).
Comment 5 checco74 2021-03-01 13:55:15 UTC
apologies, that was unintentional.
Comment 6 Telesto 2021-03-02 08:09:32 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #4)
> Don't see the point of a "formatted caret". What advantage should it have
> when the caret becomes red on red text color? Or bold on bold text? The
> italic slant makes sense because of the running direction but nothing else.

I give in :P. Looking at MSO right now, it's indeed better