Proposal/Prototype support for "fill in character" in Calc Number Format Strings // final patch set

Johann Messner johann.messner at
Tue Jul 31 08:59:02 PDT 2012

Hi Noel,

I managed to use and learn from your patches published in the
thread 28410 on
Some minor modifications were useful to close some gaps (glitches).

Please get my "final" patch info set for my local libreoffice-3.5.3 
file tree on
   (-> file:  patchInfo-31-Jul-2012__for_libreoffice.3.5.3.txt  )

Please have a look at the modifications and adopt them if you
feel they are useful.

I will be on holiday for the next 2 weeks ... 

Many thanks again for preparing this fine work. I am confident
that the support for a fill-in character (in order to implement
user defined "accounting number formats") will promote the acceptance
of LibreOffice Calc at the office desktop PC.


Am Do, 26.Jul.12, KW30 (13:06:22 Uhr) schrieb Noel Power <nopower at>:
> Hi Johann,
> On 24/07/12 10:32, Noel Power wrote:
> >Hi Johann,
> >
> >firstly apologies for the late replying, I have only just got back 
> >from vacation and am catching up with email.
> >On 06/07/12 18:10, Kohei Yoshida wrote:
> >>Hi Johann,
> >>
> >>I hope you don't mind me forwarding this nice work of yours to our 
> >>main development mailing list, to let other interested developers 
> >>know of your work.  Let me also CC Noel since he's done a very 
> >>similar work for 3.6.  There may be some overlap between his work and 
> >>yours...
> //
> Hopefuily I didn't blind you with too many details with the last email. 
> Put more simply what I would really love is if you could look to see if 
> we need to amend  the width calculation that is located here
> and see if we need to include the work you already did. it would be 
> brilliant to get your input on that and even some patch/code from you to 
> improve it.
> Also if you wish you could help with is the patch for enabling 
> persisting to odf needs updating to use "<number:fill-character>" 
> instead of "number:repeated", of course any other general testing. bug 
> reporting & patches in this area wildly appreciated also. Are you 
> interested or have any time for any of that?
> Noel

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