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How can I enter Unicode emoji into programs on Ubuntu using only the keyboard?

I'm trying [ctrl] + [shift], 1F1E6 in terminal but the find window ends up poping up when I get to F.

marked as duplicate by wjandrea, Community Aug 21 '17 at 18:35

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  • @wjandrea the top answer on that question is what I'm trying in my question. – Philip Kirkbride Aug 21 '17 at 18:17
  • You need to press Ctrl+Shift+ U, and then type 1F1E6. – wjandrea Aug 21 '17 at 18:18
  • @wjandrea it works but after I do that I have to press Ctrl+shift+U again before it appears – Philip Kirkbride Aug 21 '17 at 18:19
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    You just have to press some unrelated key or key-combination, so Space or Enter work more easily. When you press Ctrl+Shift+U again, you're starting another Unicode sequence. – wjandrea Aug 21 '17 at 18:23
  • Note that GUI apps show an underlined "u" plus the sequence, as you're typing it, but CLI apps don't. – wjandrea Aug 21 '17 at 18:24

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