What you're looking for is the autocorrect autoreplacements table.
Tools --> Autocorrect --> Autocorrect Options.
Turn off the fake ordinals on the Localized options tab.
Then you can add entries in the Replace tab for the values you want,
like 1st -> 1ˢᵗ.
There may be a way to introduce a character style method with this
table, so that copy/paste won't produce weirdness like the ordinal
glyphs might if the pasted field doesn't have ordinals in the active
font, but this is where you'd do it.
On Sun, Dec 6, 2020 at 2:56 PM Cuyahoga Falls <firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a question dealing with one of the advanced features of
Using LO, one can automatically get ordinal numbers using the
Autocorrect feature. Type 1st and the "st" is automatically
a superscript. However, the superscript is an artificially created
superscript where the "st" is shrunken and raised. The stroke
correspondingly reduced resulting in a superscript that looks
disproportionately light when compared to other letters.
Today's modern fonts have better technology. Many fonts have built in
superscript glyphs that are properly sized and weighted. LO can
these features graphically through the "features" option in the
Character dialog (or "Font" tab in paragraph or character style
dialogs). If I click on the "features" option, and select
LO will insert an additional code in the font name that will call the
properly designed glyphs. Thus, for example, "Sitka Text" becomes
Text:sups" and the superscript inserted is properly sized and
I can get the same effect by typing the appropriate code in the font
name box rather than selecting from the graphical menu of optional
"features" in the character style dialog.
The typographic benefit is that, by selecting the advanced
of the font, one gets a true superscript that is not just shrunken
letters with reduced stroke weight. The stroke weight remains
with the weight of the normally sized font. As an OCD challenged font
freak, I prefer using the true superscripts rather than the
produced shrunken superscripts, which brings me to my question.
As far as I can tell, LO's automatic insertion of ordinal
using the Autocorrect function always inserts artificially
shrunken superscripts rather than the true properly proportioned
superscripts contained within advanced fonts. Is there a way of
directing the Autocorrect function to use proper superscripts if they
are available rather than always creating artificially shrunken
It's a bit of a pain to have to manually reformat each ordinal
use the proper superscript. Even if I use character styles, that is
still more labor intensive than simply typing "1st" and spacebar and
getting the desired effect. If I could direct the Autocorrect
to select true superscripts rather than artificially generated
superscripts, that would be great.
For what it's worth, I'm using LO 184.108.40.206 on Windows 10.
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