Issue 76250 - Meta issue for "Special characters" dialog
Summary: Meta issue for "Special characters" dialog
Alias: None
Product: ui
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 16 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 16828 22644 26534 126801 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2007-04-11 10:07 UTC by kpalagin
Modified: 2021-08-16 07:47 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Description kpalagin 2007-04-11 10:07:47 UTC
Dear developers,
we have significant number of RFEs to enhance "Special characters" dialog. 
As this seems to be self-contained area I have compiled annotated list below.
Please consider enhancing that dialog to increase it's usability.
"Insert" and "Close" button for insert special character dialog
Redisigne of the 'insert special character'
Special character dialog - OK button is disabled before the user has changed 
the selected character
Floating pallete for Symbols
often used "special characters" (Sonderzeichen) as pop-up field when long-
clicking on icon & context-menu submenu please
Virtual Keyboard?
Which font to preselect

Special characters shortcuts

Recently used chars

Display only existing glyphs
Comment 1 stefan.baltzer 2007-04-11 17:10:17 UTC
SBA: Reassigned to requirements.
Comment 2 Mathias_Bauer 2007-04-12 16:10:10 UTC
Thanks for the compilation. 
Comment 3 kpalagin 2007-08-09 07:56:21 UTC
Dear developers,
any plans to enhance Special Characters dialog?

Thanks a lot for your attention.
Kirill Palagin.
Comment 4 Mathias_Bauer 2007-08-09 16:52:07 UTC
There are some plans, the least is that we want to have a direct assignment to
shortcuts. As always it's a matter of resources and importance. But by providing
your compilation in this meta issue you have helped us to consider additional
perhaps small changes "while we are at it" - even if we planned to implement the
shortcuts only.
Comment 5 kpalagin 2008-02-20 14:40:22 UTC
Add "Favorits" aka "Bookmarks" -
Comment 6 kpalagin 2008-11-06 09:35:55 UTC
Zoom feature for "Special characters" dialog
Comment 7 Regina Henschel 2010-11-13 19:38:25 UTC
Font in Insert -> Special Character should have own default font option

DELETE button should be replaced with BACKSPACE functionality instead or
deleting everything.
Font size and area of the selected chars should be increased for better viewing.
Double clicking a character should not close down the dialog.

Zoom character on mouse over
Comment 8 Regina Henschel 2010-11-13 22:47:54 UTC
Insert Special Character: Display unicode name of each character
Comment 9 oooforum (fr) 2016-01-21 07:42:10 UTC
*** Issue 126801 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 10 orcmid 2016-01-21 17:17:27 UTC
*** Issue 16828 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 11 oooforum (fr) 2021-08-16 07:43:36 UTC
*** Issue 22644 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 12 oooforum (fr) 2021-08-16 07:47:40 UTC
*** Issue 26534 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***