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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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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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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 ...