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Subject: Re: [office] Suggestion for bullet numbering

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On Wednesday 19 March 2003 19:30, Uche Ogbuji wrote:
> Originally sent 17 March: got mailing list errors...
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> > On Monday 10 March 2003 18:49, Philip Boutros wrote:
> > > Hi David
> > > 
> > > The glyphs associated with Unicode characters are well defined. Code points, like "25A0 (BLACK SQUARE)", exist for all the symbols you describe. 
> > Certainly.
> > 
> > > Given this, is there really a need to add an extra set?
> > > If KWord chooses a mapping from its generic bullets to Unicode characters 
> > > and supports this mapping on import and export then there would be no data 
> > > loss to and from the open office format. 
> > >
> > >
> > > One issue is that there are several things in Unicode that look like a "small circle" but have different code points. Same for squares, arrows, etc. 
> > 
> > Exactly, that's the problem. A filter, or another word processor, will never know
> > if it handles all the possible cases, simply because there are too many
> > possibilities.
> > Without starting OO or looking into an existing, can you tell which Unicode
> > codes it's going to use, for those 8 bullets it offers? I guess not - which means
> > one would have to do this by a "reverse-engineer" method (save and inspect).
> > 
> > What about the following compromise? The file format isn't changed,
> > but the documentation for it lists the unicode chars used for those
> > common bullets. That way a filter can easily know which if()s it has to write
> > (err I mean switch/case ;).
> I think this compromise is best.  Of course it assumes that there will indeed 
> be a Unicode glyph for every bullet type a word proc app wants to use. 

Can someone add to the file format documentation the list of bullet codes that
are commonly used (e.g. by OOo)? I think an OOo developer would be the
best person for that ;)

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David FAURE, faure@kde.org, sponsored by TrollTech to work on KDE,
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).
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