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Attention 'Math' users! LibreOffice is very wonderful, but there are a few niggles with the Math editor, which I wanted to list here:

 * There is currently no way to change the font used for Greek letters
   in LibreOffice. Has this bothered you at all?
 * Did you notice that the default OpenSymbol font does quite a bad job
   with some expressions, such as {{1 over %alpha} + {1 over {%alpha +
   1}}} ?
 * Did you notice that the default for LibreOffice is now to have
   lower-case Greek letters in non-italics, even though basically every
   academic publication you'll ever see has lower-case greek letters in
   italics, and this can only be changed to 'normal' behaviour using a
   hidden 'advanced' setting?
 * Did you notice that if you set the default Math font size in Writer,
   it also changes in Impress? One size fits all! It would be great if
   the size setting were specific to the context in which the Math is
   being inserted.
 * Did you notice that sometimes you can over-type text on top of a
   Formula by typing F2 when a Formula is selected in Impress?

I reported a bug in relation to the first of these at the link below. I was asked there to raise the issue here on the users' list, so that community support for the related changes could be determined.

Many of the above issues could be fixed by implementing a proper 'style' system for Math objects, which currently doesn't seem to exist in LibreOffice.

If you have a point of view on this stuff, or ideas on how it should work, please add a note to the above bug, and help to let the developers know what issues are niggling you.


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