User talk:Regina/HowTo Symbol For Character Style

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Hi Regina,

Thank you very, very much for your efforts to help people who are working with styles to be more productive!

I've a question regarding umlauts:

I'm working with a Writer template in my company that is about 10 years old and there exists styles with umlauts in their name (e.g. "Companyname-Tabellenüberschrift"). I couldn't get that styles to work as toolbar buttons. In xlink:href I changed the ü to %252 ("Tabellen%252berschrift") but it didn't work. I think it's because the style is saved as "Tabellenüberschrift" and not as "Tabellen%252berschrift" in the XML files of the document and template.

This is an example line:

<toolbar:toolbaritem xlink:href=".uno:StyleApply?Style:string=Companyname-Tabellen%252berschrift&amp;FamilyName:string=ParagraphStyles" toolbar:text="Tabellen-H1"/>

Do you have another idea what could help or did I miss something?

I don't want rename the styles with umlauts in their names because hundreds over hundreds documents based on that template wouldn't fit anymore.)

Thanks and greets, --Lendo (talk) 2017-03-27T12:20:45 (UTC)


If that are names, which you have defined yourself, then they can likely be used as they are, without any %-encoding. To test that, you can assign such a style to a shortcut key. The result is stored in the file registrymodifications.xcu in your user profile. The generated item should be somewhere in the start area of the file. It lools like
<item oor:path="/org.openoffice.Office.Accelerators/PrimaryKeys/Modules/org.openoffice.Office.Accelerators:Module['com.sun.star.text.TextDocument']">
 <node oor:name="U_MOD2" oor:op="replace">
 <prop oor:name="Command" oor:op="fuse">
 <value xml:lang="de">.uno:StyleApply?Style:string=Überzögärn&FamilyName:string=ParagraphStyles</value>
 </prop></node></item>
The 'value' part has the string you need. I have used a dummy Paragraph style name "Überzögärn" to get some umlauts. --Regina (talk) 2017-03-27T12:56:12 (UTC)


Nice, thank you. While I tested it first with an umlaut, the style didn't work. So I thought I have to use %-chars to solve that. Good to hear and see that it also works with non-english characters. --Lendo (talk) 2017-03-27T19:06:36 (UTC)