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 220.127.116.11 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.