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Bug 47914 - Enhancement Request: Please add Laplace symbol
Summary: Enhancement Request: Please add Laplace symbol
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Formula Editor (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.5 release
Hardware: Other All
: low enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Formula-Editor
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Reported: 2012-03-26 09:31 UTC by Jeremy Newton
Modified: 2017-06-17 20:17 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Jeremy Newton 2012-03-26 09:31:14 UTC
Just a quick request: I do a lot of math on Libre Office using Laplace Transforms using the symbol ℒ (U +2112) and would like to request for it's inclusion in the Formula Editor.

Though I can just use a character map program to grab it and then paste it into Libre Office, which I currently do, I figured it would be easier if it was already in the Catalogue or elements menu. Also considering that it's a common symbol in many maths and sciences, it would make sense for its inclusion.

Also note that it seems to look nicer with a sans-like font (eg. in DejaVu Sans it looks prefect) if that matters at all.
Comment 1 leighman 2012-09-27 11:36:09 UTC
Certainly seems reasonable, if a little niche.
Would it be better to just provide easy access to the character map in the formula editor?
Comment 2 Kenney Phillis Jr 2012-12-06 23:51:57 UTC
I agree that adding the laplace symbol would be useful. This is more relavant to people who are working with differential equations... I think if there is a dedicated symbol, that "%LAPLACE" would suffice and give no guesswork as to what this is supposed to be. This is similar to how the Pi symbol and others are done.
Comment 3 José Luis 2014-05-31 19:20:07 UTC
I think there is a way to achieve this using the Catalogue button in the Formula Editor. Then add the Ux2112 symbol (Laplacian like) and use Laplace as Symbol value. Then when you write %Laplace in the formula editor...

Works for me, the only trouble is that no appears like Deja Vu sans, but it's something.
Comment 4 José Luis 2014-05-31 19:27:31 UTC
Wait a moment, when you define the symbol name you also can define the symbol font, so... that's it ;)
Comment 5 Stephen 2016-01-27 23:07:23 UTC
Please also add the Fourier Transform symbol also.