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In vi I type latin-1 characters like ö by doing ctlr-k o:

Can one do something like this in a gnome terminal?

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i am from germany and we often use those characters. never had problems in the terminal? neither in KDE nor in Gnome2/3/mate/cinnamon –  desperateCoder May 15 '13 at 12:12

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In X you can do ctrl+shift+u and enter the hex code for ö, which is f6, see the extended ASCII-table. It also allows for 4-bytes UTF to be inputted.

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You can also use the compose key, in Ubuntu the default is Shift+AltGr, and do Shift+AltGr+2 followed by o.

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Thank you very much. –  ericj May 15 '13 at 20:25

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