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It looks to me as though U+A723 is actually not supported by Liberation Sans or Serif and that a font replacement is happening, although no font replacements are specified in my Options > LibreOffice > Fonts. I don't know how to identify which font is actually being used for the character. (LO, Windows 7)

- Robert

On Sat, 29 Sep 2018, Gary Collins wrote:

Thanks for reply,  alt+X is exactly what i need. The font in question (liberation sans/serif) as i 
say  *does* have the characters but i still cant seem to get them in the special chars dialog.
On Fri, 28/9/18, Regina Henschel <> wrote:

Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] insert unicode char in writer
Date: Friday, 28 September, 2018, 11:52

Hi Gary,

Gary Collins schrieb am 28-Sep-18 um 11:51:
> Hi
> 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

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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