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Custom keyboard layouts: adding a character for which no keysym is defined

A couple of years ago, I followed the custom keyboard layout howto, and have been in dvorak+bilingual+typographic bliss ever since. I’d now like to add the thin non-breaking space (U+202F) as one of ...
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How to disable or reassign Unicode entry mode [duplicate]

How to disable or reassign Unicode entry mode (Ctrl+Shift+U) so I can use this combination in applications? Ubuntu 13.10
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Which package/program provides the Ctrl+Shift+U Unicode input utility?

The title pretty much sums it up: where is this nifty functionality baked in, so I can report any bug I may encounter in it?
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How can unicode symbols u+2404 ␄ EOT and u+2405 ␅ ENQ be corrected?

The title above is rendered incorrectly in Ubuntu 12.04 as: The unicode title identifications are correct for the codes but the symbols are switched. EOT ␄ is the same as control-D but ...
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How to type peso sign in Ubuntu 12.04.1?

I'm still cannot figure out how to type a Philippine peso sign in LibreOffice and other application like Tomboy note.
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How can I input punctuation marks like ellipsis?

In Mac OS X there are ways to input punctuation marks by combination of some keystrokes. For example, Alt + ; inputs a precomposed ellipsis character (…, U+2026). Alt + [ opens a curly double quote ...
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How to combine features of different input methods? [closed]

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 ...
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How can I type ASCII characters like Alt + numpad in Windows?

On Windows, the key combination Alt + 2+ 5+ 5 creates a blank space. How can I achieve this on Ubuntu?
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Inputting Unicode mnemonics/diagraphs

How do you input unicode mnemonics (RFC 1345)? For example - then + gives ∓. This cheatsheet is nice reference. Vim, Emacs, Screen and ZSH all have the ability to enter these, however I am unsure how ...
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How can I get gedit ready for programming in Ruby and Ruby on Rails?

I'd like to know which gedit plugins I could install to make programming for Ruby and Ruby on Rails easier?
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How to make this heart (♥) using keyboard?

On windows I have always used the "ALT+3" for creating a wonderful heart for expressing my love... Is there a way to do this on Ubuntu?
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How can I type an em-dash (—)?

The title pretty much says it all: how can I type an em-dash (—)?