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I want to have two different features concerning input methods.

First, I want to have custom Compose key combinations. I use ~/.XCompose, but in order to make it work I had to change default input method to Xinput (I added export GTK_IM_MODULE="xim" to ~/.profile to achieve this).

Second, I want to get Unicode chars through entering codepoints. It is possible with Ctrl + Shift + U (see the end of this article). Unfortunately it seems to be not working with xim imput method.

Any suggestions on how to get these two features simultaneously?

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closed as too localized by Eric Carvalho, user68186, Uri Herrera, Basharat Sialvi, Raja May 16 '13 at 11:59

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+1 Great question, well researched. Have you made any progress? Also you might try this appindicator as a workaround? –  Tom Brossman Apr 3 '12 at 20:17
This question appears to be abandoned and unanswered, could you perhaps add more detail to your question? If this question no longer applies then you can either delete it or answer it yourself if you've solved the problem. Thanks! –  Eric Carvalho Mar 14 '13 at 14:03
Well, I worked around this problem by manually switch to “Simple” input method in a text areas / applications, where I want to use Ctrl + Shift + U (with the possibility to switch back then). Can't see why this quastion was closed. Disappointing. –  Artem Pelenitsyn Nov 7 '13 at 19:22