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Regina Henschel wrote:
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.


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.

On Linux Mint, you can:
- Press Ctrl+Shift+U; an underlined "u" is shown
- Enter the Unicode hex number (e.g. 0161)
- Press space; the underlined "u0161" is replaced with "š" (a space is not inserted; that just ends entry of the character)

The same probably works on Ubuntu. This has the advantage that it works the same for any application, not just LibreOffice. On the other hand, you can't reverse the operation to see the Unicode value for an existing character simply by pressing the same combination again. Which you use (if either) is a matter of personal preference (personally I can never remember either shortcut on the few occasions I need it, so usually end up using the special character dialog or copy & pasting!)

Of course, you still need a font which includes a glyph for the character for it to be displayed.


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