Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [unicode-entry]

So you want to enter a special character with the keyboard. Tag your question with unicode-entry!

0
votes
1answer
30 views

Hindi display of words such as “pra” “gra” in Kate (or other lightweight text editor)

I have the following problem: Hindi display of words such as “pra” “gra” which has been answered for Libreoffice, in the question below: Hindi display of words such as "pra" "gra&...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Ibus + m17n Hindi/Sanskrit conjuncts with r [duplicate]

I have installed ibus with m17n (version 1.4.1-1), and all seems to work, apart for conjuncts with ra. I have tried using different fonts, and both hindi (hi-itrans) and sanskrit (sa-itrans), but ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

How to execute an xmodmap command on startup

I use Lubuntu 18.04. I'm trying to assign my keypad delete key to em dash permanently. AutoKey-GTK doesn't seem to be able to handle this for some reason. The xmodmap command works, but I'm having ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

Cannot use ctrl+shift+U with RStudio

After pressing Ctrl+Shift+U in any text field inside the application the underlined u shows up but anything I type afterwards is taken as plain text. I verified RStudio had already assigned that ...
12
votes
0answers
417 views

Change “Ctrl + Shift + U + unicode + enter” to “Alt + unicode”. Is that possible? Where (which config) can I change it? [duplicate]

I have found Ctrl+Shift+U+unicode+Enter quite too long for «quoting the things», or • bulleting • it • up. However, on Windows another OS, it is quite cool: just hold Alt, type your code on a ...
0
votes
1answer
180 views

Insert Unicode character in Microsoft Office as Wine Application on PlayOnLinux

Occasionally, I want to insert unicode characters in Microsoft Office via PlayOnLinux as Wine application. With most gnome-applications I can press CRTL-SHIFT-U and then the hex number of the ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

NumLock doesn't work with combo of keys

I use a lot Unicode characters, and numeric keypad doesn't work with Ctrl+Shift+U on Ubuntu 17.10 (but I remember it's this way since 16.04). NumLock works reversed. That's not good. I'm a little ...
2
votes
2answers
189 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
63 views

Enter Unicode mathematical symbols conveniently

I want to conveniently enter Unicode symbols such as greek letters μ, ξ, ... and mathematical symbols such as ∀, ∃, ... Using the character map is not convenient. I would prefer to enter something ...
0
votes
1answer
92 views

Unicode input doesn't work in all applications

Unicode input (by Ctrl+Shift+u) does not work in all applications. For example RStudio and Notepadqq don't allow such input combination. I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and have IBus input method enabled ...
0
votes
1answer
887 views

How to type a blank character “ ” in Ubuntu 14.04?

I need to type a character similar that looks like space, in Windows I would've used Alt+255. But I don't know how to do this Ubuntu... Can I somehow use Alt codes in Ubuntu, or use another shortcut?
4
votes
0answers
281 views

How does one enter Unicode characters into systems with Mir?

In X.org/X11, I could use the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+Shift+U" in any text field and then type a Unicode character code to insert special characters. However, this does not work in Mir. What is the ...
3
votes
1answer
697 views

How to solve unicode display wrong (different) characters issue in ubuntu?

I'm struggling to display Unicode (Nepali) character in right form. While typing Nepali Unicode or translating in Nepali language from translate.google.com in Ubuntu OS it displays wrong (different) ...
3
votes
0answers
129 views

Change Unicode Input from Hex to Decimal

Okay, so, I already know about the Ctrl+Shift+U+Hex method of inputting unicode characters. I would like to change this just slightly to accept the decimal value of the desired unicode character ...
2
votes
1answer
801 views

How can I enter the '€' (Euro symbol) in the TTY?

I'm currently stuck in a login-screen loop after I installed Ubuntu Mate environment. I know a solution to fix it but get stuck in TTY because I can't enter a € symbol. How can I enter one into the ...
1
vote
1answer
689 views

What is the propper way to triforce on 4chan in ubuntu?

How do you triforce on 4chan in ubuntu??? The regular ctrl+shift+ua0 or u00a0 dont work as invisible characters on 4chan. On windows i would use alt+0195 if i remember correctly, but i cant figure out ...
0
votes
2answers
371 views

Create custom table based input in FCITX

To be able to input common Unicode characters, I want to create my own input method. I would like to use FCITX, because I am already using it for Sogou-pinyin. I have tried to follow the guide here ...
3
votes
1answer
513 views

System-wide text replacement similar to AutoHotKey

AutoHotKey has this text-replacement feature: ;bullet ::_bullet::• ;disapproval ::_dis::{U+0CA0}_{U+0CA0} ;lenny ::_lenny::( {U+0361}{U+00B0} {U+035C}{U+0296} {U+0361}{U+00B0} ) I am trying to ...
17
votes
1answer
629 views

How do I produce a É character in the tty login prompt?

TL;DR : How can I produce a É character in the tty login prompt ? Long story : Ok so I was playing with the application "Unity Tweak Tool" to discover some nice features but at some point the whole ...
7
votes
2answers
2k views

Why has my Ctrl+Shift+U key for Unicode input stopped working?

When I press Ctrl+Shift+U and type numbers, nothing happens. Holding down control or shift doesn't help, either. I've tried running sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration, but that didn't solve ...
1
vote
0answers
238 views

Ubuntu 14.04 - Unable to type Unicode / rupee sign

I was able to insert Rupee sign (₹) using the Alt-R + 4 key combination, but now I'm unable to do so. I'm not able to feed any other Unicode char using the Ctrl + Shift + U combination either. I don'...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Custom keyboard layouts: adding a character for which no keysym is defined

A couple of years ago, I followed the custom keyboard layout howto, and have been in dvorak+bilingual+typographic bliss ever since. I’d now like to add the thin non-breaking space (U+202F) as one of ...
3
votes
1answer
128 views

Which package/program provides the Ctrl+Shift+U Unicode input utility?

The title pretty much sums it up: where is this nifty functionality baked in, so I can report any bug I may encounter in it?
4
votes
1answer
863 views

How can unicode symbols u+2404 ␄ EOT and u+2405 ␅ ENQ be corrected?

The title above is rendered incorrectly in Ubuntu 12.04 as: The unicode title identifications are correct for the codes but the symbols are switched. EOT ␄ is the same as control-D but unfortunately ...
2
votes
1answer
407 views

How to type peso sign in Ubuntu 12.04.1?

I'm still cannot figure out how to type a Philippine peso sign in LibreOffice and other application like Tomboy note.
7
votes
1answer
5k views

How can I input punctuation marks like ellipsis?

In Mac OS X there are ways to input punctuation marks by combination of some keystrokes. For example, Alt + ; inputs a precomposed ellipsis character (…, U+2026). Alt + [ opens a curly double quote ...
37
votes
2answers
64k views

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

On Windows, the key combination Alt + 2+ 5+ 5 creates a blank space. How can I achieve this on Ubuntu?
1
vote
1answer
240 views

Inputting Unicode mnemonics/diagraphs

How do you input unicode mnemonics (RFC 1345)? For example - then + gives ∓. This cheatsheet is nice reference. Vim, Emacs, Screen and ZSH all have the ability to enter these, however I am unsure how ...
8
votes
2answers
7k views

How can I get gedit ready for programming in Ruby and Ruby on Rails?

I'd like to know which gedit plugins I could install to make programming for Ruby and Ruby on Rails easier?
12
votes
3answers
20k views

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?
105
votes
9answers
54k views

How can I type a Unicode character (for example, em-dash —?)

The title pretty much says it all: how can I type Unicode characters - specifically the em-dash —?