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Is it possible to type a hair space (u200a) and a thin space (u2009) in Ubuntu without entering the Unicode code? Something with the Compose key?

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Got it! Keyboard preferences > Layouts > Options... > Using space key to input non-breakable space character > Non-breakable space at third level, thin non-breakable space at fourth level.

(The fourth level is called the same way as the third plus Shift. To set the 3rd level switch, go to Keyboard preferences > Layouts > Options... > Key to chose 3rd level.)

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The hair space still to be found, but I probably want too much in the everyday typography. –  texnic May 26 '11 at 16:05
    
What do levels mean? –  jonallard Aug 23 '13 at 21:59
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