Bug 61885 - VIEWING: FORMATING "Underline" in foreground of characters instead of background
Summary: VIEWING: FORMATING "Underline" in foreground of characters instead of background
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: low enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
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Blocks: Font-Rendering
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Reported: 2013-03-06 03:25 UTC by Bob van der Klaauw
Modified: 2020-09-19 22:40 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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2013-03-06 03:27 UTC, Bob van der Klaauw

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Description Bob van der Klaauw 2013-03-06 03:25:22 UTC
Problem description: 
Underlining of text apears in front of text in stead of behind the text.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Underline text with a different colour than the text
2. Zoom in and see

Current behavior:
Underline in front of text

Expected behavior:
Underline behind text
Operating System: Windows 8
Version: release
Comment 1 Bob van der Klaauw 2013-03-06 03:27:19 UTC
Created attachment 75996 [details]
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Comment 2 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2013-03-06 08:46:14 UTC
Not a new effect, I already see that in OOo 1.1.5
Not limited to Writer, Also at least in Calc, Draw

Bob van der Klaauw:
Why do you think it's a bug and not a feature? Please cite Help, technical rules, ...
Comment 3 Bob van der Klaauw 2013-03-06 08:52:43 UTC
I don't like it. I think the text is more imported; thus it should be on top. It doesn't increase the readability, it's not like it doesn't make a difference -> it does make it less readable --> bug.
Minor bug/no bug? I don't know. All I know is I don't like it. (I don't hate it, its just something I consider a point that can be improved.)
Comment 4 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2013-03-06 20:02:35 UTC
Anyone can compare this behavior with other text processing software? I agree that text is more important than the underlining, by the way.
Comment 5 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2013-03-06 20:17:46 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
>  text is more important
I think so, too. But what are the rules?

Can you help with some typographic hints?
Comment 6 Regina Henschel 2013-03-06 21:58:02 UTC
The underlining of office programs is typographically wrong. An underlining must not cut the descenders. I teach to not use it at all. Some use the solution to have a gap at the descenders or set the line below the descenders. That is possible, when you do not use the default underlining but a graphic line.

Having the underline behind the characters can increase legibility. So it is less worse than the current solution. I think, it is a valid feature request. But I would prefer to go with CSS3 and introduce the properties 'text-decoration-skip' and 'text-underline-position'.
Comment 7 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2013-03-07 06:32:49 UTC
(In reply to comment #6)
Plausible recommendation! 
I think it's with low priority because underline is deprecated for most emphasis uses, but nevertheless, it would be nice to do a better job than other Office suites.