Issue 119153 - Converting Character into Unicode
Summary: Converting Character into Unicode
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: 3.4.0 Beta (OOo)
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2012-03-30 13:26 UTC by Reika
Modified: 2012-06-13 12:30 UTC (History)
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Description Reika 2012-03-30 13:26:29 UTC
If you type Alt+X after input a character in MS-Word, that character will be converted into its corresponding Unicode.  OpenOffice does not have this function.
Comment 1 Regina Henschel 2012-04-01 20:45:58 UTC
I do not understand you. In Apache OpenOffice Writer all characters are always Unicode. To get a special character use the Insert -> Special Character dialog.
Comment 2 orcmid 2012-04-01 21:44:59 UTC

What Alt+X does in Microsoft Word is replace the preceding character by the numeric value of its Unicode Code Point.

For example, if I enter the single character "X" (LATIN CAPITAL CHARACTER X) from my keyboard, and then type Alt+X, what appears starting where the X was is the numeric string "0058" (X has code point U+0058).  

Likewise, if I type "?" followed by Alt+X, the result is the four characters "003F".

So, this is an enhancement request.  I am curious what the use case is that has this feature be missed, though.
Comment 3 Regina Henschel 2012-04-01 21:57:27 UTC
Setting to enhancement. I see no need for it, but that is my personal view. The desired behavior can be implemented using a macro.
Comment 4 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2012-06-13 12:30:01 UTC
getting rid of value "enhancement" for field "severity".
For enhancement the field "issue type" shall be used.