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Jille
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 4:29 am    Post subject: Euro symbol Reply with quote

Great Concept, Open Office!

But, (and there always is a but) two question:

1. when I insert aEuro-symbol, it looks incredible bold (Fat, Dutch Wink ).
Is there a way to "unbold" them?

2. Is there a short-key (I think it's called like that in English) to insert a Euro-sign?
Example: ctrl+5 must give a Euro-sign in my document.

I hope someone can help me out!

Regards,

Jille
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mterk
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure about the first item...
For the second:
I recorded a quick macro to insert a Euro symbol (you can record the macro also, but it keeps the Font name--just delete the font name from the macro text and it'll use the currnet font)
Code:

sub InsEuro
rem ----------------------------------------------------------------------
rem define variables
dim document   as object
dim dispatcher as object
rem ----------------------------------------------------------------------
rem get access to the document
document   = ThisComponent.CurrentController.Frame
dispatcher = createUnoService("com.sun.star.frame.DispatchHelper")

rem ----------------------------------------------------------------------
dim args1(1) as new com.sun.star.beans.PropertyValue
args1(0).Name = "Symbols"
args1(0).Value = ""


dispatcher.executeDispatch(document, ".uno:InsertSymbol", "", 0, args1())


end sub

I named this macro "InsEuro" you can paste the above into your macro library by going to Tools-->Macros --> Macro, then click Edit and paste it in.
To map this to a key, go to Tools-->Configure-->Keyboard and select OpenOffice.org macros --> Standard --> Module1 from the Category box, then InsEuro under function. Then choose a key to assign it to and click Modify.
I'm not sure this works in all fonts ro languages, so YMMV...
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PGAGA
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 12:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Euro symbol Reply with quote

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Hi Jille!

Jille wrote:
1. when I insert aEuro-symbol, it looks incredible bold (Fat, Dutch Wink ).
Is there a way to "unbold" them?


If the font you are using lacks a Euro character, a system character will be inserted, which I have seen one looks like the one you have described. Check that the font you are using actually has the Euro in it.

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2. Is there a short-key (I think it's called like that in English) to insert a Euro-sign?
Example: ctrl+5 must give a Euro-sign in my document.


Depending on your selected key board mapping, the is accessed by either AltGr-e or AltGr-5. It is always available at Alt-0128. For information on key mappings go to

http://www.microsoft.com/typography/EuroSymbolFAQ.mspx

or

http://www.borgendale.com/euro.htm

AltGr, when a key mapping supports it is the right alt key or is the left ctrl and left alt keys held down at the same time.

The custom macro is another means, a good one, perhaps using the Adobe Euro fonts

http://store.adobe.com/type/eurofont.html

Phil

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Euro symbol is one of the operating system problems. *nix desktops have a range of "locale" settings, which configure things like thousands separators and date formats. Various people have had a go at bodging euro support on afterwards, so you might want to select a locale like fr_FR@euro instead of fr_FR (for example). In other distros you may need to specify the working set explicity: LANG=de_DE@euro.ISO-8859-15 . You may need fr_FR.iso8856-15@euro, or just fr_FR.iso-8856-15

the location of the dashes and the order of the various bits seems to vary for reasons I don't want to try to understand. But it's the case that the internationl characer set iso 8856-1 becomes -15 when the glyph for the Euro is added.

OOo both takes fonts from the desktop/operating sytem and handles its own. Until ISO sorts itself out (and why wasn't provision for new currency symboles built into unicode from the beginning, huh?) then it will remain a mess and very much OS and application specific.

All that said, on my Gnome desktop altGr-4 works very well in most applications, inlcuding Ooo, but if I have chosen an unusual font the document sometimes turns up on someone else's machine with wierd things where the should be.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks people!

I?l try all the solutions and see wich one will give the best result!

Regards,

Jille
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