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How can I insert unicode characters in Libreoffice in Windows? [closed]

asked 2017-02-11 14:21:59 +0200

etracher gravatar image

In Linux I can insert unicode by pressing ctrl+shift+u and the code. This does not work for Libreoffice in Windows.

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For me, Ctrl+Shift+u does not work with LibreOffice in Linux either (tested on version with the package from Lubuntu 20.04). I have to use another software like Geany and then copy-paste the character.

baptx gravatar imagebaptx ( 2021-04-16 13:16:47 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-02-11 15:45:01 +0200

Lupp gravatar image

There is an .oxt extension 'Compose Special Characters' (my current version: 2.0.10). It is also caüable of inserting characters by unicode.

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It works great. Thank you so much.

etracher gravatar imageetracher ( 2017-02-11 15:53:56 +0200 )edit

While this worked fine in Apache OO ver. 4, it doesn't work in LibreO ver 6.0. I tend to use only a few characters not available directly from the keyboard so it was nice to not have to wade through stacked dialogs to find that one I wanted. "Compose Special Characters" is still available from the Apache world, but its publisher, "ProductiveApps" is defunct.

I guess I'm stuck with stacked dialogs. Dang.

ThomP gravatar imageThomP ( 2018-03-12 21:00:12 +0200 )edit

This is an old thread, and it is exclusively about the input of characters by giving their codepoint numbers. The numbers must be in "HEX"! For me ComposeSpecialCharacters with correctly set shortcut (flag prefixed in Calc) still works in V 4 HEX digits are required in any case.
Also the native feature on Win for the purpose described here since V 5.1. Leading zeros may be ommitted.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2018-03-12 21:37:05 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-02-11 17:44:02 +0200

petermau gravatar image

Since LibreOffice 5.1, I believe that your can enter these codes with Windows by typing the code number the ALT+X. I do not use Windows so I cannot text it. See

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I can verify that this works with Libre Office 6.0 on Windows 10-

caolin gravatar imagecaolin ( 2018-07-08 15:20:44 +0200 )edit

Also works in Linux (Mint 18.3 = Ubuntu Xenial)

mrodent gravatar imagemrodent ( 2018-07-13 11:20:35 +0200 )edit

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