[Solved] Creepy Brackets

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[Solved] Creepy Brackets

Postby tifa31 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:36 am

Hello saviours,

I have updated my computer to the latest OpenOffice 4.1.3. I have been working on a scientific paper and didn't have any problems with the math or formula worksheet before the update.

Here's the issue, I have attached a screenshot of the creepy hotdesk phone icon in this post which was supposed to be brackets. I am not a fan of it as I am very much in a rush to get the paper submitted. The parentheses brackets and braces became Egyptian symbolic icon which I do not know if it is a bug on my operating system (unlikely) or if it is in the updated software itself. The Libre writing workdesk has the same issue too.

I tried it with back slash, forward slash and the left right wordings for the brackets and obviously there's a bug somewhere that forbids the progress.

Would be brilliant if there's a line or two to run in the DOS command to resolve... the erm ... vintage looking phone icon and have my brackets returned in a complete piece for my math equations.

Screenshot 2017-03-06 14.31.16.png
Egyptian phone icons imposed as brackets
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Re: Creepy Brackets

Postby keme » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:02 am

Most likely some other software has replaced the OpenSymbol font on your system. OpenOffice formula uses that font for many of its glyphs.

Install Martin_g's amended OpenSymbol font, which also solves a few other problems with formulas on recent Windows versions.
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Re: Creepy Brackets

Postby tifa31 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:52 am

Thanks! It works.
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