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Bug 95354 - Alt+X represent Unicode characters in the Basic Multilingual Plane by with 4 hexadecimal digits
Summary: Alt+X represent Unicode characters in the Basic Multilingual Plane by with 4 ...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Justin L
Whiteboard: target:5.1.0
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-10-27 09:27 UTC by Óvári
Modified: 2016-10-25 19:20 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Óvári 2015-10-27 09:27:24 UTC
Build ID: a9b31303b76326e0dc0043082082c5fc1dc69be9
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-merge-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-10-16_23:54:12

Please show leading zeros, i.e. U+nnnn, for the Basic Multilingual Plane

“Unicode characters are distinguished by code points, which are conventionally represented by the letter U followed by four or five hexadecimal digits, for example U+00AE or U+1D310.” 

This will enable the Basic Multilingual Plane to have a one-to-one mapping after applying Alt-X.
For example, on the first character in the sequence:
currently becomes:
should be

List of Unicode characters shown with 4 or 5 hexadecimal digits:

Thank you
Comment 1 Justin L 2015-10-28 12:20:18 UTC
proposed change: tdf#95354 - pad AltX to 4 characters
Comment 2 Commit Notification 2015-10-28 14:21:29 UTC
Justin Luth committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":

tdf#95354 - pad AltX to 4 characters

It will be available in 5.1.0.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:

Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Comment 3 Óvári 2015-11-04 10:28:07 UTC
Thank you Justin L for your patch. It works with:

Version: (x64)
Build ID: b35e797ca0e2c7e7ad6dbccea6b92208b209677c
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@62-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-11-02_22:21:21