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Writing diacritics: Synergy and WinCompose don't go together well

I figured the easiest way for me to write diacritics was a US keyboard and the compose key. It works natively on Linux and I installed WinCompose on my Windows 10 machine to make my writing experience ...
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Caps as compose key [duplicate]

I wish to switch from a german keyboard to an US keyboard because I already have a US keyboard for work and I really like it for coding. On Linux I wrote a script which disables caps. If I press ...
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Why does my compose key not work after a reinstall?

mapped Alt Gr to Compose. If I use Alt Gr in combination with another key, then it behaves like a modifier, like Shift or Ctrl, but if I press it and release it, then it behaves like a Compose key. I ...
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Finding X11 UTF GB files

I am using Linux Mint, and want to edit my compose keys according to the instructions given here. My keyboard settings are English (UK). However, in the folder /usr/share/X11/locale where I expect to ...
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Umlauts on Linux like on Mac, US Keyboard

I'd like to cut down on my keyboard Schizophrenia... I work on a Mac at work and I can type Umlauts via Option+u, key Example: Option+u (Release), a gives ä On my home PC (Linux, Opensuse 12) I ...
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Compose key confusion concerning 'ç' and 'ć'

I type in both French and Polish and therefore require both the 'ç' and 'ć' characters to be easy to enter. According to compose key documentation I find on the Internet, for example at http://hermit....
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how do I influence the compose rules in gnome?

this is a partial duplicate of the question Linux 'compose' key sequence extensions: I am using ubuntu 13.04 with unity and I would like to have a specific composition sequence to work as ...
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How do I get the accent-key feature to work with Java based applications?

I'm using Fedora 18 with Gnome 3.6, my keyboard layout settings is English (US). When I need to write accented characters, I use the compose key (right-alt) plus the accent key (`) followed by the ...
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How to compose key in Linux

This topic has been addressed on quite a few web pages of this website, however I do not yet understand the full extent of the things that we might be able to do with the Compose key. A user here has ...
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How to define a Compose Key in terminal (no desktop environment)?

I would like to define a compose key on my system (it's a Debian Sid "Wheezy"). I have no Xorg (and don't want any desktop environment). Only in terminal. I would like to set it up on my Alt-Gr key (...
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Norwegian keyboard keys don't work with Ubuntu in VirtualBox

I just installed VirtualBox (from Oracle) in Windows 7, and created a virtual machine with latest Ubuntu. Here in Firefox I can use the left Ctrl key, while the right one doesn't have any effect. ...
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Real Compose Key on Mac OS

I am looking for a Mac OS utility that will allow me to use the Compose key sequences known from Linux. Using the Option key is not an alternative as I need it to be consistent with my existing Linux ...
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Xorg compose key without losing valuable key / bypass mode?

I would like to setup a compose key, but the only options available in the KDE system settings (and via /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules) are: compose:ralt Right Alt compose:lwin Left Win ...
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AllChars compose key doesn't work in EmacsW32 and mintty

I use AllChars 5.0.181 on a Windows XP machine to have a compose key (set to the Menu key). It works in most applications (e.g. Menu ^ a produces â). However, there are two applications where this ...
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compose-key mappings differ between gtk and qt apps

I'm noticing that there is an inconsistency in the output of one of the compose-key combos. When I type ( [Compose] . . ) under Chrome, gedit, gnome-terminal, or roxterm I get the character '˙'. ...
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Linux 'compose' key sequence extensions

Compose key is a great way way to write all these ©–®—… stuff. It's really MUCH more handy than the windows "alt+0169" method. Is there a way to define additional sequences? E.g. I'd like to have "...