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On Thu, 5 Apr 2018 14:28:09 -0400
Tim-L <> wrote:

On 04/04/2018 05:56 PM, Regina Henschel wrote:
Hi Charles,

charles meyer schrieb am 04.04.2018 um 22:19:  
WordPerfect has reveal codes which display the numbers for a
special character so they're easy to find instead of scrolling
down hundred of symbols in a chart.

Ex. ►

Will any version of Libre Writer do that, including LO 6?  

Yes, it is implemented at least since 5.4. The command is "Toggle 
Unicode Notation" and it has the shortcut key Alt+X. It toggles the 
character left from the cursor to U+number and back.

And in LO 6 a new special character dialog is implemented. It has a 
search field, where you can enter fragments of the Unicode name.

Entering the code point directly in the dialog does not work 
correctly, but you can enter U+number in the text and toggle it. If 
you have at least one font on your system, that has a glyph for it, 
you will get it, at least via font replacement.

If you only know the glyph, then you should use a tool, where you
can draw the glyph and get the character. Such is not implemented
in LO, but e.g. can help.

Kind regards

If you do not remember the "U+number" code, this is a good place to

This is my default site to search for Unicode characters via. its
place in the standard placement. There are several Unicode fonts that
I have used, but each have their own set of which characters are
included. Since I do not use many Unicode characters/glyphs, I have
to tried find/replace for these characters very often.

There are several free Unicode fonts that have a large percent of the 
Unicode character/glyph set. I tend look for good fonts every so
often. I hope you get your needs met for this issue.

Thanks to the Harfbuzz font renderer added about LO 5.3 or early 5.4, a
lot of special characters like ligatures, small caps and nut fractions
should be added automatically if the font includes them.

You can also set up software keyboard locales to use advanced
typographical features.

You can also set up a software keyboard locale that uses international
characters, so you can type

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Bruce Byfield (on Pacific time) 604-421-7189
Writer of "Designing with LibreOffice"

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