Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||alternative way of entering unicode characters|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Priority:||P5 (lowest)||CC:||issues, peschtra|
|Issue Type:||FEATURE||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description jigal 2004-09-10 09:48:26 UTC
One can only enter Unicode characters that are not assigned to ALT+nnnn codes by using the Insert Special Character dialog. In various Microsoft apps it's possible to enter the four digit hexcode followed by ALT+X which converts the code into the unicode character. CTRL+SHIFT+X converts a unicode character on the left of the cursor into its hexadecimal representation. This is very handy for entering a few well known characters very often. Not a big issue, but also not very hard to implement IMHO.
Comment 1 stefan.baltzer 2004-09-14 17:28:29 UTC
SBA: Reassigned to BH.
Comment 2 peschtra 2004-12-19 20:45:40 UTC
There is an extremely large amount of confusion over this topic. It would be nice if it could be implemented or addressed. Still true in 1.1.4RC.
Comment 3 jigal 2005-10-07 10:34:18 UTC
And still true in 2.0Beta (1.9.130) :-(
Comment 5 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:55:50 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on my owner to the owner "requirements".
Comment 6 philipp.lohmann 2010-07-22 19:46:09 UTC
This is not the same as issue 66097; that one and related issues are about direct input. This one (as far as I understand) requests to input normal character sequences (e.g. "bfa6"), then press Ctrl+Shift+x to convert that sequence left of the cursor and replace it by the corresponding unicode (in the example 0xbfa6). The difference is where the conversion is done, either in input itself of afterwards by the application.