Customizing a list numbering scheme (Format->Bullets and Numbering), there are two options to use Greek: "Α, Β, Γ, ... (Greek Upper Letter)" and "α, β, γ, ... (Greek Lower Letter)". The word "Letter" here is misleading, making one think that the numbering scheme simply uses Greek alphabet for numbering, as in "a, b, c, ..." scheme. But actually, this scheme uses Greek Numerals . So the names should be "Α, Β, Γ, ... (Greek Upper Numerals)" and "α, β, γ, ... (Greek Lower Numerals)", replacing "Letter" with "Numerals".
The real-life user confusion may be seen at https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/317434/change-letters-in-greek-upper-letter-numbering/.
This is a potential easy hack.
I wonder if these need to be implemented as numerals.
But if so, the strings are defined in svx/inc/numberingtype.hrc.
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #1)
> I wonder if these need to be implemented as numerals.
Yes - for external compatibility, backwards compatibility, and feature coverage (same as Roman numerals). If needed, Greek *characters* numbering scheme could be introduced separately (but of course, this is unrelated to the issue).
Thanks for the code pointer!
Hi, I pushed a patch to Gerrit: https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/c/core/+/124665
Please review it :-)
Jeff Huang committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#143254 Replaces "Greek Upper Letter" with "Greek Upper Numerals"
It will be available in 7.3.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
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