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On 11 September 2013 12:52, Virgil Arrington <> wrote:

Keep in mind that the typography toolbar is a graphical user interface
option for gaining access to the features. I've found that, sometimes, it
doesn't work as well as actually inserting the codes into the font name.

I discovered that whilst playing with it.

For example, I have the following in the font box of my Default Style
(without the quotation marks).

"Linux Libertine G:onum=1&itlc=2&lith=0&ss05=1&ss04=1&dash=1&hang=1"

That is similar to what I want it to do for me. But I can't seem to
get the italic function to work. I've tried making the value 0, 1, and
2, and can see absolutely no difference, even when using the example
in the help page ('a <i>leaf</i> louse').

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 with Cinnamon 1.8.8 (no Unity for me!) and LO I'm using Linux Libertine G. The only two extensions
installed are 'Presentation Minimizer 1.0.4' (default) and 'Typography
toolbar 0.5'. Does something else have to be installed?

These codes do the following:

onum=1 (Turn on Old Style Numbering)
itlc=2 (Adjust the spacing around italics text) Without this, the italics
text gets jammed up next to the adjacent Roman text.
lith=0 (Don't use a "Th" ligature) I just don't like the Th ligature.
ss05=1 (Turn on old style upper case W, like that found in Garamond.
Wikipedia uses Linux Libertine G for its logo. Check it out)
ss04=1 (Use fancier ampersands)
dash=1 (Replace hyphens with n-dashes *while typing* and after hitting the
space bar after the hyphen)
hang=1 (Hanging punctuation. A really neat feature when using justified

I find this a more effective way of applying the features, instead of using
the toolbar, especially for style-wide features. Only if I want to apply
direct formatting to a small selection of text do I use the typography

I agree.

One thing that would really improve the toolbar would be shading to
indicate which options are selected. As it is now, the best way to
determine selected options is to look at the Font Selector and read
what is there.

T. R. Valentine
A rich heart may be under a poor coat.

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