Bug ID: 116387
Summary: Autocorrect greek character σ (sigma) to ς (final
sigma) when at the end of a word
Version: 3.3.0 release
Essentialy an enhancement:
how to add a feature that MS Office has to LibreOffice: in Greek the letter σ
(which stands for s) when at the end of a word is automatically corrected to ς
(known in Greek as "final s").
In Greek layout, σ is assigned to key S while ς is assigned to key W. The
majority of users in Greece have learned to type on MS Word so W has become a
somewhat dead key in Greek layout. Shaking the habit, even if someone decides
to try and commit to it, can be tricky so adding this feature would boost ease
of use for a big part of the Greek community.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. type any word in Greek ending in σ
2. be sure to type it using S key (corresponding to σ) not W key (which prints
σ does not automatically change to ς
σ should change to ς. They are essentially the same character, just the form
changes when at the end of a word.
User Profile Reset: No
A workaround and a solution was provided on the IRC chat at #libreoffice by
The workaround is to search for σ\b and replace with ς (with regular
The solution is to add an autocorrect entry with .*σ with ς as replacement
Both work like a charm so I wanted to share with the community!
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