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Re: [libreoffice-users] special characters from keyboard?

This was requested long time ago in [1] while meanwhile we have the Recently Used section and I could imagine to provide access per shortcut to those items. However, there is the wish to extend this section [2] and that would break any shortcut approach. What you always can do is to create own entries in the replacement table of the autocorrect function [3].

[1] https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=41981
[2] https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=120753
[3] https://help.libreoffice.org/6.3/en-US/text/shared/01/06040200.html

On 09.08.19 08:56, gcatlast@yahoo.co.uk wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm writing some Latin texts with long vowels indicated and so i'm frequently having to go to the special characters dialog.
> I'm wondering if its possible to set up certain keys in LO so that pressing, e.g. ALT +A would enter a with macron character (and SHIFT +ALT +A for the capital)?
> I've looked at tools>configure but can't yet see if there is a way to make a key combination return a special character rather than execute a function. I've also quickly looked at autocorrect but that doesn't seem to work on key combinations.
> I'm guessing what i need is a keyboard mapping option?
> I'm using LO on ubuntu 18.04.08
> Thanks
> /Gary

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