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Why only one special character at a time?

I began to use OpenOffice about 20 years ago and now am on LibreOffice 6.1.5.2 (on Debian, if that matters). I have often used the option to insert special characters when I have needed words in Hindi (Devanagari set) (computer and LO are both set to UK English). In earlier versions of LO, the inserted characters would appear together, so that the user could build up whole words before putting them in the document. In the present version characters are inserted directly into the document, one at a time. This means repeatedly doing ALT-I followed by P...

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Why only one special character at a time?

I began to use OpenOffice about 20 years ago and now am on LibreOffice 6.1.5.2 (on Debian, if that matters). I have often used the option to insert special characters when I have needed words in Hindi (Devanagari set) (computer and LO are both set to UK English). In earlier versions of LO, the inserted characters would appear together, so that the user could build up whole words before putting them in the document. In the present version characters are inserted directly into the document, one at a time. This means repeatedly doing ALT-I followed by P...