Bug 142524 - Minor aesthetic change: Command search results should use triangle (▸) to indicate sequence
Summary: Minor aesthetic change: Command search results should use triangle (▸) to ind...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: lowest enhancement
Assignee: Buovjaga
Whiteboard: target:24.2.0
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Blocks: 91874
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Reported: 2021-05-27 09:52 UTC by Adolfo Jayme Barrientos
Modified: 2023-10-09 15:48 UTC (History)
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Description Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2021-05-27 09:52:24 UTC
We now try to use the triangle (▸)¹ in user-facing strings as part of an effort to improve microtypography in the user interface. See https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Design/Guidelines/UIWriting#Typography

The results of the command search should thus display like this…:

    Edit ▸ Find and Replace

… instead of the current:

    Edit / Find and Replace

 [1]: Or “◂” in RTL environments. This Unicode character has directionality, so in theory it should flip automatically according to the language’s writing direction.
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2021-05-27 11:46:08 UTC
Are you sure this character is defined in all fonts?
Comment 2 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2021-05-27 16:14:37 UTC
It exists in DejaVu (which we ship and can fallback on), as well as in SF Pro (macOS), Source, and other Windows system fonts (although not yet in Segoe UI Variable from Windows Dev build 21376… but Windows displays OK, ATM; I’ve tested LO in my Insider install).
Comment 3 Ming Hua 2021-05-28 00:56:25 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #1)
> Are you sure this character is defined in all fonts?
FWIW, we are already using this character extensively in tip-of-the-day dialog.
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2023-10-08 19:38:03 UTC
Patch: https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/c/core/+/157689

Had to take directionality into account conditionally by looking at config, it was not automatic.
Comment 5 Commit Notification 2023-10-09 15:48:08 UTC
Ilmari Lauhakangas committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


tdf#142524 Search Commands: use ▸ to indicate sequence

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