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jowyta wrote
Webdings is a M$ font, see:
and is not Unicode.

Yes, the font is not Unicode; the font is merely the way to display a
character. The character is Ò (Unicode D2), but the Webdings font displays
it as an aeroplane rather than as a capital O with an accent on top.

The Webdings font is installed on my machine.

Unfortunately, this doesn't answer the question; why is Libre Office using
the wrong character for the font?

krackedpress wrote
My 12.04 shows a list of fonts at

They are mostly "DejaVu" and "Liberation" fonts but there are others 
listed as well.

I saw those, but none of them is the Webdings font. On reading your reply, I
tried adding those fonts to the /usr/share/fonts folder, but after
refreshing the font cache, it still made no difference.

There is definitely something odd happening, and I can't figure out what it

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