In about 5 years of using Ubuntu, I could never the Compose Key to behave as I wanted despite a few attempts. Until Ubuntu 16.04 the Compose Key gave me the characters "œ", "Œ", "…" and "ğ" so I was satisfied. Those 4 were gone when I upgraded to Ubuntu 16.10. Among others, Compose "o" "e" did "½" instead of the French digram "œ". I'm pretty sure no sane mind programmed this behaviour (and a search in Compose files shows nothing like this), so I'm assuming there was some encoding problem, with œ being incorrectly displayed as ½ (in the same way that accentuated cyrillic letters can be displayed as latin letters when there is an encoding issue.
I upgraded to Ubuntu 17.04 and now this is fixed. Hurray for "œ", "Œ" and "…". However it has another strange behaviour. For example with "g" "u" it does ψ. In total I get 12 small Greek letters and a few capital ones. With "B" "A" until "B" "Z" I get 𝔸 until ℤ. I also get:
- <:> <)> → ☺
- <;)> <)> → 😉
- <8> <8> → ∞
And I know exactly where this unique behaviour is from. It's the behaviour I had customized in the ISO8859-15 Compose file before my upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04... but it never worked, and I moved this file to another folder and renamed it, so the system cannot be using it (and shouldn't anyway since I'm not in ISO8859-15). Obviously it made a copy of the file I had started to customized (it didn't work, which is why I didn't finish). Please tell me where is the Compose file actually that is used, so I can modify it as needed ???? My "locale" output is
sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales and selected
fr_FR.ISO-8859-15@euro as default, then rebooted, that didn't change the
locale output: Why???
I also did
sudo locale-gen fr_FR@euro, still no change to the
I should mention that AltGr+a does "æ" (same as Compose "a" "e"). With ISO-8859-15 I think it should do "@" (not sure 100%...).
/etc/default/locale file says
It can be related or not (both are problems related to keyboard input), the Anthy thingy (to write in Japanese) in the upper bar (the bar with the time, date , sound volume...) disappeared and I cannot get it back (reinstalled, no result). Thank you!