Today I discovered an awesome feature in Vim I would so much like to have in LibreOffice, and I bet any other person who uses greek letters sometimes, e.g. in scientific papers.
In vim, there are more than 2000 characters that you can enter by logical or at least easy to remember 2 character combinations, after activating the digraph insert mode. That is, you press a keyboard shortcut (Control+K in vim) and then the next 2 characters you enter will be interpreted as a digraph, or a 2-character combination. If the digraph exists, the characters you entered will be converted to the special character matched, otherwise the characters are deleted.
For example, pressing Control+K (to enter digraph mode) and then a: will insert in the text body the ä character (latin small letter a with diaeresis). As another example, the digraph for any greek letter is the latin version of the letter and an asterisk, e.g. a* yields α (greek small letter alpha).
A visual hint can be displayed to let the user know he is entering a digraph, like changing the character's color temporarily, or perhaps a dialog could appear with a textbox and ambitiously a dropdown menu to autocomplete digraphs.
it seems this request was filled long time ago.
Could you please try to reproduce it with the latest version of LibreOffice from https://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/ ?
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(In reply to Xisco Faulí from comment #1)
> Dear Reporter,
> it seems this request was filled long time ago.
> Could you please try to reproduce it with the latest version of LibreOffice
> from https://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/ ?
> I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to
> 'UNCONFIRMED' if the bug is still present in the latest version.
Well since this is an enhancement request, I doubt that the feature was added since this bug has remained pretty much untouched, and its the only bug in the database suggesting the implementation. So, I'll set this back to UNCONFIRMED.
Would Autotext be enough for you? https://help.libreoffice.org/Writer/Using_AutoText
I use it all the time in testing to insert dummy text: dt + F3
(In reply to Buovjaga from comment #4)
> Would Autotext be enough for you?
> I use it all the time in testing to insert dummy text: dt + F3
Closing as RESOLVED WONTFIX