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Subject: Re: [office] Suggestion for bullet numbering

Hi David,

adding the UNICODE character codes that are commonly used by office apps 
to the specification shouldn't be a problem.

Best regards


David Faure wrote:
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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. 
>>>>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
>>>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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