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    Star character for libreoffice

    I need to add a star symbol to a libreoffice document, in my old windows days I would have selected the wingdings font and mashed buttons until i found a star, any ideas how to get a star in libreoffice or what ubuntu font has a star character?
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    Re: Star character for libreoffice

    Run gucharmap in a terminal and look around for something you like.

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    Re: Star character for libreoffice

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainMark View Post
    I need to add a star symbol to a libreoffice document, in my old windows days I would have selected the wingdings font and mashed buttons until i found a star, any ideas how to get a star in libreoffice or what ubuntu font has a star character?
    OpenSymbol font has star characters.

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    Re: Star character for libreoffice

    Quote Originally Posted by spjackson View Post
    OpenSymbol font has star characters.
    I cant view them they just appear as non-fill boxes??
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    Re: Star character for libreoffice

    what about
    ★ u+2605
    ☆ u+2606
    ✩ u+2729
    ✪ u+272a
    ✫ u+272b
    ✬ u+272c
    ✭ u+272d
    ✮ u+272e
    ✯ u+272f
    ✰ u+2730

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    Re: Star character for libreoffice

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaphell View Post
    what about
    ★ u+2605
    ☆ u+2606
    ✩ u+2729
    ✪ u+272a
    ✫ u+272b
    ✬ u+272c
    ✭ u+272d
    ✮ u+272e
    ✯ u+272f
    ✰ u+2730
    How does one use this? Press alt and u together, then release and enter the number just gives the number.

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    Re: Star character for libreoffice

    ctrl+shift+u, number, space/enter to confirm

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    Re: Star character for libreoffice

    How does one use this? Press alt and u together, then release and enter the number just gives the number
    CTRL+SHIFT+u 2606, and the star is writen.

    what ubuntu font has a star character
    For all the fonts which have star characters: http://www.fileformat.info/info/unic...ontsupport.htm

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    Re: Star character for libreoffice

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainMark View Post
    I cant view them they just appear as non-fill boxes??
    Within LibreOffice, if you do Insert->Special Character, choose OpenSymbol font and scroll down, don't you see something like the attached?
    Attached Images Attached Images

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    Re: Star character for libreoffice

    Quote Originally Posted by claracc View Post
    CTRL+SHIFT+u 2606, and the star is writen.
    ...

    Thank you! I had trouble getting my fingers working there but it's all good now!

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