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How to enter alternative characters from extended keyboard

I have installed Russian(Kazakhstan, with Kazakh) input source. How do I type the alternative(neighbour) character in this layout? Here is the screenshot of layout. By default it types the characters ...
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Can æ with a macron be obtained with the compose key?

I have enabled the compose key using the standard GNOME [Compose][a][e] gives æ; [compose][-][a] gives ā; [compose][-][a][e] gives āe, and [compose][a][e][-] gives æ-; is it possible, however, to ...
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How can I remap my number keys to create a numpad?

As with most smaller machines, my laptop's keyboard is missing a dedicated numpad. I can generally type without looking at my keyboard, but I am unable to blindly type numbers with the number row. ...
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Does Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa support the Compose-Key?

I tried everything I could find in the following links: How can I enable Compose key? https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ComposeKey https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ComposeKey However, I still could not get ...
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How to use Compose Key with ~/.XCompose on 19.10?

I'm trying to get compose key working and have successfully enabled the builtin ones via gnome tweak tool (e.g. <Multi_key> , <o> , <o> works). However I cannot get ~/.XCompose to ...
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Compose key not working in digikam, executed as an appimage

My Compose key (set to the Menu key) is not working in digikam, whether started from Kubuntu (Plasma) or from Xubuntu (XFCE desktop). I am running digikam by directly executing the digikam-6.4.0-x86-...
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Where did my compose key go? [closed]

In 19.04 and before, I could press Right Shift+Right Alt and the Compose Key would trigger. I could then enter a mythical combination of characters and it would output a nice unicode char. -> turned ...
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Entering keys doesn't work on 18.04 with gnome-tweaks

I have a Hungarian keyboard, here's the layout. I've just updated to 18.04 (from 16.04) and now I can't enter [AltGr]+[<key>] and [letter] or [AltGr]+[Shift]+[<key>] and [letter] ...
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Compose key not working in Ubuntu 18.04

The compose key completely stopped working for me in Ubuntu 18.04 a couple of months ago. It’s happened before, but there has usually been a way of getting it to work again (e.g. restarting ibus), but ...
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Win key (compose) shows Application Launcher in Kubuntu 18.04

I'm trying to setup Left-Win as the compose key in Kubuntu 18.04.4. Problem: whenever I hit the key, the Application Launcher popups. I read in this AU-answer that setting the shortcut Alt+F1 for the ...
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How to reload .XCompose without a reboot?

When I edit my ~/.XCompose file, I need to reboot Ubuntu 16.04 for the changes to take effect. Is there a way to tell Ubuntu to reload the definitions in the file without doing a full reboot?
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How to use .XCompose to produce snippets?

OS: Kubuntu 18.04 or Ubuntu 18.04 According to an answer in vi.stackexchange.com and this GitHub page including <Multi_key> <i> <b> : "NL65AEGO0721647952" in ~/.XCompose should ...
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How to set a “3rd level” keyboard option in Kubuntu 18.04 for the Compose key?

OS: Kubuntu 18.04 I set the Compose key currently to the Alt key to the right of the spacebar but then I lose the normal functionality of that key. I don't know what 3rd level means in the image ...
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Enabling Compose key with Tweaks doesn't work on Ubuntu 18.04

I have a new installation of Ubuntu 18.04 dual boot with Windows 8.1, with (GNOME) Tweaks installed, I need compose key to type Brazilian accent words (à á ã ç), so I installed Tweaks, "US intl with ...
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Tab- or application-wide keyboard layout persistence

Problem description: I normally have to write in several languages, so I use a different layout for each, having English International as default. While fcitx normally remembers the layout for each ...
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ubuntu 18 + XFCE : compose key no longer work after upgrading

I have just upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04. Things seems to work well except for the compose key that does not work anymore. I have a english (US) keyboard and in the configuration tools the compose ...
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How to configure characters composition without the compose key

I have the US keyboard layout, and I need to use accented characters. I don't want to use the compose key, the system should be able to display the correct accented characters just by typing the ...
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Compose key doesn't work in 18.04

I set Compose Key as CapsLock in Tweaks. It was fine until 17.10, but since I upgraded Ubuntu into 18.04, Compose Key doesn't work. I've installed uim and set it as default input method, and made ~/....
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How to set Level3_Shift to Caps Lock AND Compose to Caps Lock+Ctrl in XFCE?

I switched from SUSE recently, which uses KDE as a default desktop environment. In KDE, it is possible to archieve such a setup with GUI options, but not in XFCE. I've tried set up the ~/.Xmodmap ...
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Custom ComposeKey sequences in 18.04

How do I add user-defined compose key rules in Ubuntu 18.04? I turned my Compose key on using Gnome Tweaks (it's on CapsLock), created a .XCompose starting with these lines: include "%L" # import ...
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How to set a Compose Key in Ubuntu 18.04

Now that Unity is gone, the usual way of setting a Compose Key (via Keyboard Preferences > Layout) no longer works (because in Ubuntu 18.04, Devices > Keyboard has no Layout tab). How do we set a ...
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Pressing alt-gr locks on compose mode, how do I disable this? so its just for one character

When I am typing I want to be able to use the compose key to get at "dead" characters, if I press the compose key simultaneously with the key I want I can toggle dead mode, for the next key I press. ...
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Compose key stops working?

Running 16.04, single-user system. I set up the right-alt key to be the compose key. It worked fine. Next day when I rebooted my computer, the compose key was disabled so I went into Keyboard ...
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Compose sequences with multicharacter result don't work

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I set compose key on CapsLock. It seems some specific compose key combinations don't work at all. For example, typing Compose+'+j does totally nothing. This combination ...
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Very strange behaviour of the Compose Key [closed]

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 ...
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Setting compose key in ubuntu 17.10 [duplicate]

I just decided to give a try to Ubuntu 17.10, but as soon as I tried to set my compose Key, I can't find the place to do it. Usually it was in Settings > Devices > Keyboard > Typing, but in this ...
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How can I set the compose key to End?

Note: I am using the Gnome desktop environment My laptop keyboard has only the keys it needs, and few of the normal compose keys available. I use them all. I'd like to set the compose key to End, but ...
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Use left alt as compose key

Ubuntu 16.04 only gives me the following options to use as a compose key (under System Settings > Keyboard > Typing): Disabled Right Alt Right Ctrl Right Win Left Ctrl Menu Caps Lock Is there any ...
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Edit compose key - in system/preferences/keyboard

I am trying to allow for a compose key - I would like to type in unicode characters with one keystroke (that is my end goal here). I got here (see picture): But I cannot seem to enable it. Anyone ...
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Compose Key on Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 with GNOME Shell 3.24.1

I'm quite used to typing with Compose key on my right Alt. I've recently installed the new Ubuntu GNOME 17.04, and it seems like they only dumb down the settings and features with every new version of ...
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How can I get Compose bound to Print Screen in graphical applications?

I was able to get it working in the console, by putting setxkbmap -options "compose:prsc" in my bashrc file but it doesn't seem to work in graphical applications. Any ideas? (In case you're ...
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how to enable compose key in cinnamon?

I'm running Ubuntu 16.10 with Cinnamon, and I'd really like to be able to type diacritics. I saw this post: How can I type accentuated characters like ë? But I can't seem to set a "compose" ...
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compose key not working after upgrade to Ubuntu MATE 17.04

EDIT 17apr2017: SAME PROBLEM AGAIN AFTER UPGRADING TO 17.04 EDIT 2 17apr2017: Fixed after installing ibus and anthy (for Japanese input), BUT: Shouldn't the compose key be able to work even without ...
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Keyboard problem with combining accents and letters

I'm using a Swedish keyboard with which I use to write Italian text as well. Until less than a week ago it was possible to use the following characters ´ ` ^ ~ on top of other characters, I mean: ...
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Compose key not working on Ubuntu 16.04

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 AMD64 from the scratch recently, and I am facing a problem with the Compose key: I am using the Compose key as <Multi_key> for some characters in a self-defined ~/....
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Compose “dead_greek” with compose key

The config file for my compose key /usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose lists all the key sequences for composing Greek letters; all of them require the pressure of a special dead_greek key. This ...
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Compose key not working in Chrome

(Once again) after upgrading to 16.04 Compose is broken. I fixed it in other apps following suggestions on launchpad, but it doesn't help with Chrome. Any ideas?
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Compose key doesn't work, even though set in /etc/default/keyboard

In Lubuntu 15.10 even though in /etc/default/keyboard it is set that XKBOPTIONS="compose:rctrl", no compose key works when using Right Ctrl. The system doesn't even register it as compose key (any ...
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KDE Umlauts without compose key

I recently switched from Windows to Kubuntu. I have an US international keyboard (€ sign on key 5). In order to be able to type Umlauts I have to press the compose key+shift+'+vowel. This is ...
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Compose key problem on one KDE system

I have several Kubuntu systems, configured the same way, where I have enabled the compose key (I write in multiple languages), but the upgrade to 15.10 on one of those systems broke my compose key. ...
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Setting Compose Key in MATE

How do I set up the Compose Key on Ubuntu Mate 15.04? I tried System -> Preferences -> Other -> Keyboard Shortcut, but I can't find anything there.
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Using Menu key as Compose key in Ubuntu 15.04 pops up a menu instead

I configured my Compose key to be the Menu key as in this question. However, instead of (or maybe in addition to?) getting the compose behaviour, when I press the Menu key, the context menu appears (...
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How to configure the Compose key on Ubuntu 15.04?

In Ubuntu 14.10 and prior, I used to go to gnome-control-center, click Keyboard, and there was some "advanced" section with a list of checkboxes where I could set which key to use as the Compose key. ...
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xfce compose key not working in xfce4-terminal

I configured my compose key in /etc/default/keyboard: ~ $ cat /etc/default/keyboard # Check /usr/share/doc/keyboard-configuration/README.Debian for # documentation on what to do after having ...
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How to change a specific third level character? [Ubuntu 14.10]

For example, pressing third level chooser (not compose key, as I posted earlier) + v = @. However, I want third level chooser + v to print #. Is there a way to accomplish this?
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Compose key stopped working (Xubuntu 14.04)

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 with an Apple USB QWERTY keyboard. Up until last week, RAlt was working fine as my compose key and Ctr-Shift-U was working for Unicode entry. However, it has stopped working. ...
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How to configure compose key in Ubuntu 14.04

I frequently use the compose key to type special characters. I now have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, and in the keyboard settings it says "compose key: disabled". I can't find how to set the ...
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Compose key won't enable

Right now, I'm trying to enable my compose key to type characters with accents. It wont enable. I'm in the system settings panel, and all it says is: Compose key.......................................
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Can I remap right alt to compose in 13.10 and keep left alt for HUD?

Trying to follow these instructions: Using ALT + Keycode for accents? to make typing accents easier (and consistent between OSX at work and Ubuntu at home) and I can't for the life of me figure out ...
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Customizing the Compose key's behavior?

I'm trying to make it so that these compose sequences produce these characters: AA ==> Ä OO ==> Ö UU ==> Ü aa ==> ä oo ==> ö uu ==> ü I tried modifying my ~/.XCompose, and my ...