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How can I type ASCII characters like Alt + numpad in Windows? [duplicate]

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 type an 'æ' character? [duplicate]

I've tried alt+0198but it doesn't work. I guess that only works in Windows. How do I type it in Ubuntu?
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How to write superscript characters in gedit? [duplicate]

In gedit, how can I write x^2 without using ^? Where 2 will be the superscript of x.
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3answers
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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?
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How to print special character? [duplicate]

For example I want to print long dash I read that it's possible to do with numpad and code of Unicode of character, so I tried doing Alt+Shift+u + code, but without success.
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How do I type a 'µ' (micro) symbol? [duplicate]

On a German keyboard layout I just need to press Alt Gr+m to get a 'µ' (micro) symbol. How to do so on a English (US) keyboard?
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Keyboard shortcut for “to the power of” (exponent) signs? [duplicate]

Is there a keyboard shortcut for "to the power of" signs? Example: ²
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how to type special symbols in eclipse in android or office? [duplicate]

What should I do to get special symbols in eclipse like Sigma, Pi and so on. when I am typing code for Pi (alt+277) it is not converted into the Pi symbol. How should I proceed?
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how to type special characters in wijesekara layout ? [duplicate]

I have used wijesekara layout with windows xp. at there i could use alt+num to type the keys that are not in the keyboard. but now in ubuntu wijesekara layout it seems that this doesn't work. how can ...
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Enter Unicode Symbol? [duplicate]

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.
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I can't make symbols with Ctrl+Alt+(key) and my keyboard doesn't have an Alt Gr key – what do I do? [duplicate]

I'm on a laptop with a bluetooth keyboard connected. When I changed from Windows 7 to Xubuntu 14.04 (now using KDE 4 with it) I could no more use Ctrl+Alt+(key) to make symbols as @£$½¥{[]} I ...
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How do I type the Ubuntu pipe character? My keyboard does not carry this symbol [duplicate]

i tried using the letter I but was rejected. There aren't much options or choices that are available. The pipe must be a keyboard input so where do I get that from?
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Can't type “|” (vertical pipe)

I can't type |. I have tried to press and hold Ctrl and Shift and then press and release U and then type 007c but nothing happens. I do not know if I make the wrong sequence of pressing and holding. ...
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How to write en and em dashes?

I understand that to be able to type en and em dashes I have to configure the COMPOSE key, or something like that, but I am not sure about that nor on how I get from there to be able to type en and em ...
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How to type an en dash on Ubuntu 14.04

How can I type an en dash? On OS X, I can type Alt + - (hyphen). On Windows, I can type Alt+0150. If you're not familiar with the different types of dashes, you can read about them here.

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