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Create custom table based input in FCITX

To be able to input common Unicode characters, I want to create my own input method. I would like to use FCITX, because I am already using it for Sogou-pinyin. I have tried to follow the guide here ...
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How to solve unicode display wrong (different) characters issue in ubuntu?

I'm struggling to display Unicode (Nepali) character in right form. While typing Nepali Unicode or translating in Nepali language from translate.google.com in Ubuntu OS it displays wrong (different) ...
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Change Unicode Input from Hex to Decimal

Okay, so, I already know about the Ctrl+Shift+U+Hex method of inputting unicode characters. I would like to change this just slightly to accept the decimal value of the desired unicode character ...
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How can I enter the '€' (Euro symbol) in the TTY?

I'm currently stuck in a login-screen loop after I installed Ubuntu Mate environment. I know a solution to fix it but get stuck in TTY because I can't enter a € symbol. How can I enter one into the ...
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What is the propper way to triforce on 4chan in ubuntu?

How do you triforce on 4chan in ubuntu??? The regular ctrl+shift+ua0 or u00a0 dont work as invisible characters on 4chan. On windows i would use alt+0195 if i remember correctly, but i cant figure out ...
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How can I type a unicode character (for example, em-dash —?)

The title pretty much says it all: how can I type unicode characters - specifically the em-dash —?
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System-wide text replacement similar to AutoHotKey

AutoHotKey has this text-replacement feature: ;bullet ::_bullet::• ;disapproval ::_dis::{U+0CA0}_{U+0CA0} ;lenny ::_lenny::( {U+0361}{U+00B0} {U+035C}{U+0296} {U+0361}{U+00B0} ) I am trying to ...
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Why has my Ctrl+Shift+U key for Unicode input stopped working?

When I press Ctrl+Shift+U and type numbers, nothing happens. Holding down control or shift doesn't help, either. I've tried running sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration, but that didn't solve ...
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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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How do I produce a É character in the tty login prompt?

TL;DR : How can I produce a É character in the tty login prompt ? Long story : Ok so I was playing with the application "Unity Tweak Tool" to discover some nice features but at some point the whole ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Unable to type Unicode / rupee sign

I was able to insert Rupee sign (₹) using the Alt-R + 4 key combination, but now I'm unable to do so. I'm not able to feed any other Unicode char using the Ctrl + Shift + U combination either. I ...
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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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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 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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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 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 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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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 to make this heart (♥) using keyboard? [duplicate]

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?