Support East Asian styled font size

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Vladimir
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Support East Asian styled font size

Postby Vladimir » Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:49 pm

Despite FreeOffice 2016 supports Chinese and Japanese, the special measurement units for their font size have not implemented. China and Japan has different measurement units for font size, they has a tradition using “号”(hào) unit for their typesettings, it was used for specifying movable type (活字) size, this unit has already implemented in Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office, Apache OpenOffice, LibreOffice, I think FreeOffice should also provide this unit for Chinese and Japanese users. Here is a table provides these same “号”(hào) units together, as used in Japan and China, along with the equivalent sizes in points, taken from Adobe Blog:

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Re: Support East Asian styled font size

Postby sven-l » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:25 am

Changing the font size measurement from pt to Chinese and Japanese (hào) is possible in Adobe InDesign but we could not find a way to change it in MS Word 2013. Could you please show us how you could change the measurement in MS Word? Thank you!
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Re: Support East Asian styled font size

Postby Vladimir » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:53 am

I have no M$ Office yet, but I have LibreOffice. On LibreOffice Writer, you can see it in “Font size” list, they can be used as other measurement. Note this is available only in zh-CN and zh-TW locale, make sure you have installed these language packages when you installed LibreOffice, and enable it in both user interface and locale settings.

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Re: Support East Asian styled font size

Postby sven-l » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:09 am

I will refer this as a feature request to our product management.
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