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Thanks for the suggestion. I'll look at it from that angle. It's such an obvious solution, I should have thought of it myself.


On 12/6/2020 4:56 PM, Michael H wrote:
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 < <>> wrote:

    I have a question dealing with one of the advanced features of
    fonts: superscripts.

    Using LO, one can automatically get ordinal numbers using the
    Autocorrect feature. Type 1st and the "st" is automatically
    converted to
    a superscript. However, the superscript is an artificially created
    superscript where the "st" is shrunken and raised. The stroke
    weight is
    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
    Format >
    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
    generated and
    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
    number to
    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 on Windows 10.



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