How to overlay characters in libreoffice writer?
I need to overlay two characters in libreoffice writer. These two characters are somewhat unusual combination.
I need 'O' over several other ones.
I have found strike out lines and 'xxx's
Overlay '|' on 'S' makes something like '$'
Overlay '=' on 'C' and a little tweak makes Euro sign.
I used to do
I used to use LaTeX, without any trouble.
Is it possible?
Thank you in advance.
Have you looked in the Symbols? In LO, Insert-->Special Character brings up the choices. I'm using the US keyboard and the Euro symbol is in "Special Characters." There's a lot of stuff there.
If you can't find what you want, as a workaround, you could create an image file and insert the image where needed
The solution is to use the features available in the Unicode character set, to provide the glyphs you need. Use the Character Map accessory to explore, especially the Combining Diacriticals Unicode blocks.
If you need special symbols that cannot be created using Unicode, then I suggest drawing them as vector elements (for example, in Inkscape, then export as Encapsulated PostScript). The on-screen preview tends to be bit grubby, but print and PDF output looks very nice. However, considering that Unicode has hundreds of combining characters, even things like t⃠ h⃝ e⃣ s⃤ e⃯ , and you c⃮⃕ â̤ n⃬⃑ use more than one combiner, I think you'll find you don't really need to draw any symbols at all, just use Unicode.
The reason LaTeX allows tricks like that is that it predates Unicode. If you look in Unicode, you may find just the characters you need (after all, they've got "person with ball" and "sideways-turned m"). You can also customise your favourite font by adding characters in Private Use with Fontforge.
I tried several unicode tweaks, still I need more combinations and tweaks. I will spend some time with inkscape or ...
Yes, I would like to use LaTeX, but this time, several other non-Penguins also need to work on the file.... Their "latex" is rubber like polymer.
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