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I know how to make a heart with this sequence: composeKey, <, 3

But how do you make a star ★?

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Take a look at your .XCompose file in your home directory. You probably have a line like:

<Multi_key> <asterisk> <asterisk>        :"★" U2605 # BLACK STAR

If not, add that line, and you should be good to go with <Compose> * *

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    If you create ~/.XCompose (it doesn't normally exist), this overrides all existing compose sequences. You need to copy the standard ones from /usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose (the location may vary on some distributions). – Gilles Dec 20 '13 at 22:44
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    It's been so long since I first did that and pushed my dotfiles to a repository that I forgot that detail. Good catch! – DopeGhoti Dec 20 '13 at 22:45
  • Sweet. No Linux at the moment, so I'll try when I get a chance. Thanks! – trusktr Jan 19 '14 at 5:40
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    @trusktr no need to copy the file, just add the line include "%L" in the very beginning of your ~/.XCompose file (that works, I did it ;). You may also look at man 5 compose for more info. – Hi-Angel Nov 9 '14 at 17:25

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