[Issue 79878] OO.o can not select modern font faces conveniently

hdu at openoffice.org hdu at openoffice.org
Fri Mar 7 15:33:03 UTC 2008

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------- Additional comments from hdu at openoffice.org Fri Mar  7 15:33:01 +0000 2008 -------
There currently is only one way to choose any of the available font styles: select the style field in the 
Format->Character dialog.

Unfortunately even this method fails as the code for the Format->Character dialog seems to be written 
with the assumption that there are only bold and italic can be switched on or off. The code for this 
dialog (svx/source/dialog/chardlg.cxx) also does some wild translation/tunneling of the font styles 
(into "posture items") whereas a more naive approach (to manage the styles by keeping the style names 
as they were provided by VCL) would have been more successful...

@mba: I suggest to first fix/extend the Format->Character dialog and adjust the users of this dialogs 
resulting posture items to handle arbitrary styles. When this is done I suggest to extend the UI so that 
selecting different styles is more intuitive than starting the dialog.

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