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Libre Office not using full Unicode Space and refuses to show a special character that's installed.

asked 2018-08-15 17:08:40 +0200

krinkleneck gravatar image

I am studying and writing cuneiform for ancient sumarian studies, but I can't get LibreOffice to recognize any cuneiform. After installing ttf-ancient-fonts from the repository it still displays 𒀭 (an) as a couple of question marks.

How can I import the cuneiform subspace font into Libre Office? All other programs can access it fine.

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answered 2018-08-15 22:57:29 +0200

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updated 2018-08-16 18:41:44 +0200

Works for me in Writer LO on Windows 7 x64.
I downloaded the ancient fonts font package and installed the Akkadian font.
I then used the Special Characters dialog to insert the Unicode 1202D character which is the Cuneiform Sign AN.
See screenshot below.

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Please be more specific about which font you are using and how you are entering the characters.

Are you sure the fonts are actually activated and working?

Update: Please post an image of your Special Characters dialog.


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I tried using the special characters dialog, and it wouldn't find them, but it did find them if I opened a file with the characters already in the file. So, unless I have another program write a document with the character in it, it won't list them in the special characters or let me paste them in.

krinkleneck gravatar imagekrinkleneck ( 2018-08-16 11:55:27 +0200 )edit

Please post a screenshot of your Special Characters dialog.
You can add it to your original post as an update.
If you cannot attach files yet, post a link to the image - Imgur works well.
On my phone at the moment so I cannot provide an example image.
Will check back in a few hours when on my laptop.
Think I may know the issue.

LibreTraining gravatar imageLibreTraining ( 2018-08-16 18:33:11 +0200 )edit
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