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How do I enter a Unicode character as text

asked 2019-11-21 22:16:44 +0200

Tonyb gravatar image

updated 2019-11-21 22:33:19 +0200

How do I type a Unicode text number so that the correct character is displayed For instance type U+274F to display a box with a shadow

MacBook Pro, OS 10.15.1 LO 6.3.1002

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On Linux and Windows it works by entering the code (i.e. 274F) followed by Alt+X. But got no information if this could be translated somehow to macOS and MacBook keyboard and if there is an implementation on macOS at all (Got no MacBook).

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2019-11-21 23:31:37 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-11-21 23:49:58 +0200

RGB-es gravatar image

updated 2019-11-21 23:50:19 +0200

As @Opaque commented, there is a key combo to toggle between Unicode codes and actual characters. In win and Linux is Alt X while in mac systems the shortcut is CMD-option-X (for some locales it may be Alt-C, it seems). See here for more information.

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@RGB-es - Thanks for the info and the link. Perhaps it should be mentioned that a font replacement (for the Uniciode character to be inserted) may occur, if a certain Unicode character is not available in the current paragraph's font.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2019-11-21 23:57:23 +0200 )edit
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