# Greek letters in math formula have reverted to non-italic

jdpipe
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manj_k
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Hi there

In previous versions of LibreOffice/OpenOffice (as of ~Jun 2011) provided a symbol catalog such that when using "%alpha" or "%rho" in a formula yielded an greek letter in italics. This is consistent with the styling used in most high-quality textbooks, Latex, etc and was a good default behaviour.

Now, for some reason, with LO 3.5.4.2 on Ubuntu 12.04, it appears that all math symbols are coming out in non-italics, which LOOKS TERRIBLE.

Because I have a large document that I've previously written, I need a way to change my math symbol catalog so that ALL greek letters are in italics.

Also, I need to change their font from "OpenSymbol" to "Liberation Serif", since the OpenSymbol typeface seems to be lacking some key metrics, since my "%alpha" character lacks correct baseline information, so the format of an equation like "1 over %alpha" looks all wrong.

Any suggestions?

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@tohuwawohu: you can't set the font for Math formulas in this way for symbols like %alpha, %omega, etc, since the symbol catalog includes its own definitions of the font and style of special symbols, which overrides the main font definition. So unfortunately this doesn't help me (as far as I can tel

( 2012-07-20 07:15:55 +0200 )edit

Oh, i see - you're right. Is this your bug report? I've just put myself on its CC list.

( 2012-07-20 08:06:42 +0200 )edit

That's right, that's my bug report. No responses yet, but let's see

( 2012-07-21 07:34:56 +0200 )edit

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qubit
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This bug filed as fdo#52225 - Greek symbols have switched back to non-italic.

Current status of this bug: NEW

tohuwawohu
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You can set the fonts to use in Math formulas using Menu "Format" -> "Fonts...".

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