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Hi. I have been working on tdf bug 56258 related to improving numbering
outline list formats.

First of all, I wanted to inform that I made all of the locales that had
identical LC_NumberingLevel definitions to instead just refer to
ref="en_US", meaning that any improvements to the US numbering will
automatically apply to these locales as well. At this point, no changes
have been made to this simple list.

Secondly, I have added the ability to specify whether numbering should
be left or right (or center) aligned. Roman numerals and old Hungarian
tends to look much better when they are right aligned. The built-in
numbering styles already did that, and I extended it so that it can also
work for these LC_OutlineNumberingLevel definitions. See where this was done for

I only changed en_US, but of course many other locales are also using
NumType="3" and NumType="4". If your locale is not referencing en_US,
you probably want to make the same changes if any of your levels use
upper or lower roman-numbering.

Thirdly, for en_US I also tweaked three of the outline levels. (You can
find these lists in the Format menu, under “Bullets and Numbering –
Outline tab”.) Specifically, I made these changes:

I.A.i.a) → I.A.1.a.i. <!-- MLA/CMOS standard -->

1.a) → 1) a) 1) A) <!-- standard 4 levels defined, introduce an all “)”
list option -->

1. (a) i. A. → A.1.a.1. <!-- inconsistent/illogical list changed to
practical modern alternative)

Most locale’s use en_US.xml as their reference for
LC_OutlineNumberingLevel and so will automatically receive these
improvements. If you do not want these changes to apply to your locale,
then copy the old definitions instead of using ref=”en_US”.




This third point is especially important for locales dv_MV, is_IS,
kmr_Latn_TR, lt_LT, mk_MK, shs_CA, sl_SI, vi_VN, because I changed their
identical-copy-of-US-definitions to become a reference - made by this
change: (I already sent
a direct email to a contact for each of these.)

Please contact me if you have questions or want any help.


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