Is there an easy way to insert special characters in a document?

Is there an easy way to insert special characters in a document?
In MS Word, you assign special characters for Hausa Language “ĀƁāɓƊɗƘƙƳƴ” and just type ‘ALT k’ to get ‘ƙ’.
We use LibreOffice a lot, and this is a big challenge while working with Writer to edit books.

Isn’t that supposed to be an OS feature? On Linux under GNOME (similar for KDE) I can define a Compose Key for all sorts of composing letters like typing ComposeKey A _ gives Ā.

In the absence of other suggestions, how about add letters in Autocorrect options with something like :k: for ƙ

In the Menu goto “Insert” > “Special Character”

The “Special Characters” selection Window might be what you are looking for.

Hope that helps.

I think he’s asking for an easier way than this method. ¯\(ツ)

Could be but in that case … i agree with erAck (1st comment) that this question is less libreoffice related and more part of the OS / Window / Keyboard manager. I just noted, that it is also quite inconvinient to not be able to enter text while in the document while having the Special Characters selection window open. Might be worthwile feature to allow this Window to stay open while editing the main document.