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Hello everybody,

I'm using LibreOffice to write my thesis, and since it is going to be a
technical document quite a lot of equations are used containing lots of
variables with subscript indices. Unfortunately the equation editor is
positioning these indices rather far away from the variable they belong to.
If another variable follows it almost looks like the indices belong to this

Here is a simple example: size 11{ital{f_{0}f^{1}_{0}}}

This problem does not occur when writing the variable plus subscript indices
as italic letters in Writer.  Also in the MS Word equation editor this
problem is non-existent/solved as it can be seen in the following picture


This "imperfection" (mathematically the equation is still correct,
nevertheless everybody notices the misalignement even without a
science-orientated background, but worst of all my professor of course)
seems to result from the combination of italic font style, whereas equations
should basically be written italic in scientific papers, and placeholders in
the editor. The italic style leads to letters which could be fit into a
parallelogramm rather then into a rectangle like the non-italic letters.
Therefore the distance from the lower side of the variable to the subscript
indices is increased if the placeholder of the indices is not adjusted
correctly, i.e. moved to the left side along with the parallelogramm.

Until now I haven't found a solution to horizontally adjust the subscript
indices position, only vertical re-positioning is offered by the editor.
Does anybody know a work-around for this problem? Or could this issue be
fixed in one of the next versions of LibreOffice?

Here some more information is added, i.e. screenshots and further

Thanks a lot for your help in advance.
Kind regards

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