This happens when typing in Malaylam in LibreOffice (Writer, Calc - seen with 5.2 and 6.0 - 64-bit and 32-bit) on Windows 7 Prof or Win 10. I am unable the type the ZWJ (U+200D or 8205) and ZWNJ (U-200C or 8204) characters using the Windows' built-in Malayalam keyboard. In Windows applications like Notepad the characters can be typed using the standard keys Ctrl+Shift+1 and Ctrl+Shift+3. But LO does not accept these keystrokes. Hence it creates problems in typing the chillu-letters in Malayalam.
(I have a workaround with macros).
(Question asked in Ask LibreOffice: https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/58603/unicode-zero-width-joiner-and-non-joiner-zwj-zwnj-in-malayalam-indic-languages/)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. While in Writer, select Malayalam Windows keyboard (Languages)
2. Type ര് and then press Ctrl+Shift+1. Normally it should produce ര് (It works correctly in Browser)
3. In LibreOffice this Ctrl+Shift+1 keystroke is not recognised.
Only ര് is displayed.
It shoudl have displayed ര്
User Profile Reset: No
OpenGL enabled: Yes
Similarly ല് followed by Ctrl+Shift+1 should have produced ല്, but remains as ല്,
ള് + Ctrl+Shift+1 should give ള്,
ണ് + Ctrl+Shift+1 should give ണ്,
ന് + Ctrl+Shift+1 should give ന്.
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it seems you're using an old version of LibreOffice.
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