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On MacOS, the Alt key allows us to generate Unicode chars via regular keystrokes. For example Alt+J → ∆ (Increment, U+2206).

Is there a way to alter my Ubuntu machine so that the Alt key does this?

Currently the Alt key doesn't seem to do anything when combined with letters.

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You can use the "English (Macintosh)" layout instead of the standard English layout. Here's how it looks:

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You'll need to use the "level 3 select key" (which is usually AltGr aka right-Alt key) to get those characters. For example, to get "" you need to press AltGr+j and to get "½" you need to press Shift+AltGr+j.

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  • any way to do it with standard American layout? – Alexander Mills Mar 31 at 1:13

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