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


Nope, unfortunately not. The space is needed. But feel free to ask again on ask.libreoffice.org where users with more expertise may find a solution for you.

On 09.08.19 11:04, gcatlast@yahoo.co.uk wrote:
> I've tried (3), using \a for macron a,etc., and it sort of works, but, it seems, the character sequence is replaced in the text only when preceded by a space. Since this space is not removed when the replacement is made, and since the vast majority of macron characters are not at the beginning of a word, this space must be manually removed for each character required, and this makes the process almost as slow as inserting from the special characters.
> Is there a way to get LO writer to recognise and replace the sequence even when it comes in the middle of a word or at the end?
>
> Thanks
> /Gary
> On Friday, 9 August 2019, 08:46:44 BST, Heiko Tietze <heiko.tietze@documentfoundation.org> wrote:
>
> 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 6.0.7.3 on ubuntu 18.04.08
>>
>> Thanks
>> /Gary
>>  
>>
>

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