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On 11/19/2013 07:32 PM, Brian Barker wrote:
At 07:41 19/11/2013 -0600, Dan Chaltiel wrote:
I would like to use several symbols in LO. I use autocorrect a lot, like /^ would do North-East arrow, and \v South-East arrow. Unfortunately, I can only choose the "Segoe UI" font in autocorrect "insert symbol" right-click menu, and SE arrow does not exist in it.

There is a workaround for this. Place the required symbol in a text (Writer) document - in an appropriate font - and select it. Now go to Tools | AutoCorrect Options... | Replace, and you will find that the required character has already been entered in the With: field. Continue as expected.

Also, this SE arrow shows weirdly in some fonts (I use Times New Roman), sometime disappearing (leaving an ugly square), sometimes shrinking. Is this a known bug ?

Not all characters exist in all fonts. If you change to a font in which the character does not appear, there will be nothing to display.

Is there any workaround ?

Yes: use a font in which the character exists.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

There are some fonts that are filled with arrows and not letters. One of the best I use is called "arrowfont.ttf", since it is only the same type of arrow but pointing in most every direction you might need an arrow to point towards. There are others though.

Also, if you have a good Unicode font, there are sections that have various arrow "styled" glyphs.

Here are the "section" titles and their glyph ranges in the Unicode definition.

Range: 2190--21FF

Supplemental Arrows-A
Range: 27F0--27FF

Supplemental Arrows-B
Range: 2900--297F

Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows
Range: 2B00--2BFF

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