Bug 90043 - [EDITING] Unable to change font in the autocorrection special characters list
Summary: [EDITING] Unable to change font in the autocorrection special characters list
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Options-Dialog AutoCorrect-Complete
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Reported: 2015-03-16 21:20 UTC by Rogerio Luz Coelho
Modified: 2020-08-26 03:59 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Rogerio Luz Coelho 2015-03-16 21:20:15 UTC
Before I updated to 4.3 the 4.3 tree and all before had an extensive range of options for choosing special characters in the Autocorrection fields, now it seems it is very much restricted. 

For example the formulas for Oxygen (O2) and  Water (H2O) do not seem possible any more. 

This is a regression I think. 

Comment 1 Rogerio Luz Coelho 2015-03-16 21:55:05 UTC
Ok ... new devolopment ... 

I found that the problem seems that the widget for the "special character" for the Autocorrection window is stuck in the "Cantarell" fonts. 

Seems this font doesn't have what I am looking for, I cannot change the font in this widget, If I could set it to Liberation, the problem should disappear. 

Hope this helps.
Comment 2 Buovjaga 2015-03-21 12:11:01 UTC
Confirmed the inability to change font.
Changed title.
Lowered severity per https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/images/0/06/Prioritizing_Bugs_Flowchart.jpg

Win 7 Pro 64-bit, LibO Version:
Build ID: 45e2de17089c24a1fa810c8f975a7171ba4cd432
Locale: fi_FI

Build ID: 181feb38d95e25980b96c2f6802cc906410abb13
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-03-19_23:38:28
Locale: fi_FI

Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit 
Build ID: 40m0(Build:2)
Locale: en_US

Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit
LibreOffice 3.3.0 
OOO330m19 (Build:6)
tag libreoffice-
Comment 3 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:22:41 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 V Stuart Foote 2016-11-02 15:34:36 UTC
Still an issue, if attempting to add an Autocorrect replacement entry  (Tools -> AutoCorrect -> AutoCorrect Options) with focus in the With field, the context menu launch of Special Characters is limited to the system default font. I.e. on Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 that is Segoe UI.

It is also limited to using Unicode codepoints from the BMP, and can not access the codepoints from the SMP or beyond. Meaning for exaple, you could not create your own :emoji: entry for codepoint from the Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictograph or Emoticon pages.
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2017-11-03 08:05:04 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2020-08-26 03:59:18 UTC
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