Issue 34050 - alternative way of entering unicode characters
Summary: alternative way of entering unicode characters
Alias: None
Product: ui
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.2
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P5 (lowest) Trivial with 7 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2004-09-10 09:48 UTC by jigal
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:40 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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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 4 jwt 2006-12-06 12:01:21 UTC
This seems to be the same as Issue 66097 for OOo 2.0.3.
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.