[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 68071] Editing: Non-printing Characters are Not Set Apart from Text

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Sat Feb 22 14:29:34 PST 2014


--- Comment #11 from Stefan Knorr (astron) <heinzlesspam at gmail.com> ---
(In reply to comment #10)
> To have a complete fix, I suggest you to add an entry in Tools > Options >
> LibreOffice > Appearance to set the color for non printing characters.

I agree it's a bit unfortunate for the colour to be hardcoded. However,
"fixing" this by making it configurable seems like the wrong solution to me.
I.e. on default Ubuntu, a light blue colour for non-printing characters will
look horrible, because accent colours in the default Ubuntu themes are some
kind of orange (or purple). At the same time, studies* show that around .78%
percent of Ubuntu users would know how to change the colour on their own. (*
There are no studies. Figure is made up.)
So, my best idea (still, see comment 2) would be to make the colour depend on
the selection colour. Since LibreOffice uses that native selection colour with
some transparency applied for selections, how about using the 100% opacity
version of the selection colour for non-printing characters then? (That should
be conspicuous enough, right?)

Also, should that be a new bug or should we re-open this one?

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