# Math formatting problem

I am having some problems with poor-quality rendering of rather simple equations with LibreOffice Math.

For example, the equation

1 over {2 %sigma} + 1 over a + 1 over %sigma

renders very badly, with the denominators of the three different fractions not correctly lined up.

There are plenty of other examples like this -- they all stem from the use of Greek symbols used in expressions. This stems from the use of the OpenSymbol font by LibreOffice, which is a poor-quality font that doesn't contain the required 'font metrics' that allow the Greek symbols to be rendered correctly. Additionally, the default settings of LibreOffice have been poorly chosen such that Greek symbols appear in upright font, while other symbols (eg 'a' in the above) appear in italics, by default.

I am looking for a nice workaround that allows me to quickly fix my default LibreOffice installation so that it uses another Math font instead of OpenSymbol for all the greek letters, and renders them in italics instead of roman. Can anyone suggest something?

PS I have some bugs reported around this problem, if you could please add comments/"me too" to those bugs, it would help to get some attention for them: bug 104749, bug 67152, bug 48965