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Hi Gary,

Gary Collins schrieb am 28-Sep-18 um 11:51:
I would like to be able to insert some unicode characters into writer doc but cant find a way to do 
this directly.

Type U+0161 and then press Alt+X, for example. Alt+X is a toggle. You can use it also to look, which code a character has.

Insert special char doesnt seem to be able to find the chars i want, but maybe i'm not doing something right.

The special character dialog works, but you need to know which font has a glyph for the character. Otherwise the character will not be shown in the selection pane.

I have a workaround using calc; i can enter the hex codes as text (row 1) and (row 2) use a formula =UNICHAR(HEX2DEC(A1)) filled acrosd adjacent column and finally copy row 2 and paste as unformatted text into writer. This works but is rather longwinded to say the least. It does show that its not a problem with the font or with writer's ability to display the required chars; its just that i'd like a way to enter them directly into the writer documext.
The chars in question were hex A723, A725, 1E25, 1E2B, 1E96, 0161 (this one i *could* use insert 
special char), 1E6F, 1E0F.
Build 1:5.2.2-0ubuntu2.1

Have you looked, whether Ubuntu has a direct input method? On Windows it is possible to use the numpad for direct input, although I prefer the U+hexnumber method of LibreOffice.

Kind regards

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