Bug 32415 - Add an option to use English names for Greek characters on Math
Summary: Add an option to use English names for Greek characters on Math
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Formula Editor (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: dante19031999
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: 55240 78397 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Formula-Editor
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Reported: 2010-12-15 09:27 UTC by RGB
Modified: 2020-07-21 14:16 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Screenshot for RGB (38.09 KB, image/png)
2011-01-25 14:12 UTC, tester8
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Greek character names on Spanish LibO build (17.90 KB, image/png)
2011-01-25 14:53 UTC, RGB
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Description RGB 2010-12-15 09:27:15 UTC
On Calc there is now an option to use the English function names: I think an option to use English names for Greek characters on Math expressions will be useful also, specially for those coming from LaTeX.
Comment 1 Cédric Bosdonnat 2010-12-16 01:07:28 UTC
Isn't that the same than http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=115956 ?
Comment 2 RGB 2010-12-16 12:54:33 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Isn't that the same than http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=115956
> ?

No. It is just about the possibility to use, on a Spanish intall, %alpha instead of %alfa, or %mu instead of %my, for example. People coming from LaTeX will be thankful...
Comment 3 tester8 2011-01-25 14:06:42 UTC
> No. It is just about the possibility to use, on a Spanish intall, %alpha
> instead of %alfa, or %mu instead of %my, for example. People coming from LaTeX
> will be thankful...

I always use english names for greek letters in OO and LO and have no problem with that. More over %alpha and %mu works for me but russian variants: %альфа and %мю don't work.

I think english names for greek letters is only good way.
Comment 4 tester8 2011-01-25 14:12:53 UTC
Created attachment 42494 [details]
Screenshot for RGB

Screenshot with english names for greek letters.
Comment 5 RGB 2011-01-25 14:53:29 UTC
Created attachment 42496 [details]
Greek character names on Spanish LibO build

At least the Spanish build have all the Greek character names translated... "%alpha" do not work :(
Comment 6 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 11:34:39 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 RGB 2011-12-23 17:04:47 UTC
The feature requested is not implemented on 3.5 beta2.
Comment 8 Thomas Arnhold 2014-05-20 15:57:44 UTC
*** Bug 55240 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Thomas Arnhold 2014-05-20 15:58:36 UTC
*** Bug 78397 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2014-10-23 17:31:35 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 dante19031999 2020-06-30 03:52:10 UTC
(In reply to RGB from comment #0)
> On Calc there is now an option to use the English function names: I think an
> option to use English names for Greek characters on Math expressions will be
> useful also, specially for those coming from LaTeX.

Hello, if you still there, please answer.
Doing that may be complicated.
But there is an easier solotion: a greek command to insert greek letters.
If it works for you I'll implement it.
Comment 12 RGB 2020-06-30 09:41:16 UTC
(In reply to dante19031999 from comment #11)
> (In reply to RGB from comment #0)
> > On Calc there is now an option to use the English function names: I think an
> > option to use English names for Greek characters on Math expressions will be
> > useful also, specially for those coming from LaTeX.
> 
> Hello, if you still there, please answer.
> Doing that may be complicated.
> But there is an easier solotion: a greek command to insert greek letters.
> If it works for you I'll implement it.

It depends on how it's implemented, but yes, it sounds interesting. 

A really neat feature in LyX (a LaTeX front-end) is that you have "sequential keyboard shortcuts," in the sense that a first keyboard shortcut enables some "mode" and the second one does an action. In the case of Greek characters, in LyX you first press Alt-M to enter "math mode," then G to enter "Greek mode" and then a character (a for alpha, b for beta, etc.). I think that that kind of "sequential shortcuts" are not possible in LibreOffice, but a simplified version of them, or something else, could be really useful. This may even open a road for more options. 

Thanks for your interest!
Comment 13 dante19031999 2020-07-15 01:49:12 UTC
(In reply to RGB from comment #12)
> It depends on how it's implemented, but yes, it sounds interesting. 
> 
> A really neat feature in LyX (a LaTeX front-end) is that you have
> "sequential keyboard shortcuts," in the sense that a first keyboard shortcut
> enables some "mode" and the second one does an action. In the case of Greek
> characters, in LyX you first press Alt-M to enter "math mode," then G to
> enter "Greek mode" and then a character (a for alpha, b for beta, etc.). I
> think that that kind of "sequential shortcuts" are not possible in
> LibreOffice, but a simplified version of them, or something else, could be
> really useful. This may even open a road for more options. 
> 
> Thanks for your interest!

The solution I shall implement: char charname.
Wich shall be valid for greek letters and also others.
It shall also support char hex HEXCODE and %_HEXCODE.
It should be ready for 7.1.
About the lyx stuff it sounds very nice, I'll study how to do it. But I recommend to create a new feature request. If you don't mind I'm gonna copy-paste your text.

Whatch: Bug 134815