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XCompose is not updated for Urxvt when window manager starts

I am using awesome WM. When I start my window manager, I run setxkbmap -option compose:menu which has a ~/.XCompose with various extra definitions. Those work fine in Gvim, Firefox, Signal, and Slack (...
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XCompose multiple characters: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

In my ~/.XCompose, I have this line: <Multi_key> + <3> + <3> : "¯\_(ツ)_/¯" # Shrug. Which sadly, does not do what I want. Since only the first characters of the shrug is used. Can ...
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Is there a way to reload the .XCompose file in Fedora?

I am currently custumizing my .XCompose file in Fedora 29 Workstation (with the default GNOME 3, Wayland, etc). It seems that it does follow the rules I add to the ~/.XCompose file, but if I make ...
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How to disable compose key on fedora 28?

I'm on Fedora 28 gnome desktop interface. Some time ago I mistakenly set the right Ctrl key as compose key. Because of this, after every reboot, the right Ctrl key (rctrl) is inactive -- for e.g. ...
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What are accents in Xcompose?

I have been trying to figure out this thing called XCompose. Apparently if I use it correctly, I can do things like writing é or any such letter easily but don't understand how it works: I did do the ...
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why leafpad cannot display compose contents from /usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8

I tried to view the file Compose from /usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8 using - usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8$ leafpad Compose and got the following sort of blank page. I know it's not blank ...
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GTK apps don't respect compose key mappings

I have compose key set up on my openSUSE Tumbleweed (KDE) to map <apostrophe> + <c> to "ć" (U0107). I keep the rules in ~/.XCompose and all the programs respect them (e.g. Kate, Terminal, ...
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Typing dead key after base letter

The US International keyboard allows to add diacritics by means of dead keys. Specifically: `a maps to à and 'a maps to á. In X, using the international or the standard US keyboard, I would like ...
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Compose key doesn't work on Debian stretch

My /etc/default/keyboard reads # KEYBOARD CONFIGURATION FILE # Consult the keyboard(5) manual page. XKBMODEL="logitech_base" XKBLAYOUT="gb" XKBVARIANT="" XKBOPTIONS="lv3:ralt_switch,compose:rctrl" ...
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Validate ~/.XCompose

I'm working on creating my own compose key sequences in ~/.XCompose. As I add more and more sequences, occasionally I make typos or use the same sequence for different symbols. Examples: Typo / Non-...
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Map the compose key to the right click key in KDE Neon [closed]

How can I map the compose key on my laptop keyboard to the right click key? I am using KDE Neon.
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Compose key not working

I added setxkbmap -option "compose:ralt" to my .xinitrc to map the right alt key as the compose key (Multi_key) and copied the default .XCompose file to my home directory. Why is the compose key now ...
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Fedora 25 doesn't allow me to set a Compose Key

On Fedora 24, setting a compose key was easy, the keyboard shortcuts setting was there to help. I upgraded to Fedora 25 and now that setting changed and I can't set a compose key anymore. Here is ...
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GNOME compose key not working after replacing window manager

I decided to give Qtile window manager a try. It's running together with GNOME. That is, at least the gnome-session is running, launched from Qtile's autostart script. However, the compose key, which ...
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Compose key sequence with no additional/extra input method [duplicate]

Visit my first question in which I was facing trouble to add compose key sequence which was solved by installing uim and setting GTK_IM_MODULE="uim" that was because ibus was default input-method. ...
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GTK_IM_MODULE=xim breaks dead keys in GTK and QT applications

I'm using XIM to have the compose key take into account my ~/.XCompose file (it's the only input method that takes it into account, all the others I tried use hard-coded tables). However, it is ...
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Why does the system compose sequences take priority over my .XCompose file in Qt apps?

My usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose <Multi_key> <minus> <greater> : "→" #Rightwards arrow My .XCompose file has a similar rule with a space at the end <Multi_key> &...
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How to list all currently available compose key combinations?

Is there some way to inspect the state of X to get exactly and only a list of compose key shortcuts and what they map to, either as literal keys, for example: aa å 88 ∞ or as glyph names, for ...
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How to create lowercase pi (“π”) with compose key?

I'm pretty sure I used to be able to create lowercase pi characters using Composepi (as described on for example fsymbols.com), but it no longer works. My compose key works for other characters (like ...
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Is it possible to bind [Compose] + [`] + [`] to type “ (opening double quote)?

I know I can type the opening quote using [Compose] + [<] + ["], but that's quite cumbersome. I'd like to rebind relatively often typed sequences so that they are easier to reach. In my .XCompose ...
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Why some compose keys don't work?

For instance, I can enter a pound £ or yen ¥ symbol, but not a Euro symbol; a copyright © but not trademark, and so on. All the characters seem to be defined in the system compose file (/usr/share/...
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Modifier keys in compose sequence

How is the syntax for .XCompose for sequences containing modifier keys? The manpage says (! MODIFIER ), but I did not manage to make it work. How is, e. g. the syntax for, let's say first AltGr and a, ...
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Add custom compose key sequence (not working) [closed]

I use Trisquel 7.0 LTS (Comes with GNOME 3 Flashback). I visited some post like this and this. on the topic about adding custom compose key sequence. I set Menu Key as Compose Key: I created ~/....
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Remapping Caps Lock to Compose

Because I now and then need to use scandinavian letters despite using US Dvorak as my layout, I would like to use Caps Lock as a compose key. (I don't need Caps Lock at all, I'm not a forum troll) ...
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Force English layout for the «Compose» key pressed

I like using Compose key. The problem is that large part of my text being typed in non-english layout. This means that some symbols messed up, and most isn't even present (i.e. latin characters). ...
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Compose plus apostrophe doesn't work with Cyrillic

I used to have a custom .XCompose, I removed it to possibly eliminate the cause. Unfortunately, the problem persists - I can't create an accented Cyrillic character, such as the ones here [1]. Simply ...
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How to write short alpha using the compose key

I'd like to enter a short alpha using the compose key: ᾰ. I tried using compose+U+α but this doesn't work. Neither does using b instead of U. How can I enter the short alpha using the compose key?
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Some apps doesn't accept some characters from the «Compose» key

The problem is that the compose key works fine, but some application doesn't accept some characters from it. E.g. I can paste the character ∞ in Emacs (Compose+8+8), but this won't work in FireFox, ...
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Where are default compose-key bindings stored?

I recently discovered the compose key. It's wonderful to type Compose-> and get a Unicode right-arrow (→). I know I can add my own, but where can I find a complete chart of the defaults? The ...
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Using per-user keyboard XKBOPTIONS for all desktop environments

I have set the compose key correctly by typing setxkbmap -option compose:rwin in XFCE, but before that I just flipped a switch in Gnome 3. Meaning that desktop environment has different ways of ...
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Why is my Compose key not being passed to Synergy?

The key that I assign to the compose key (right Alt) is not passed to the remote computer by Synergy. I don't know if it's a problem with Synergy or with X, but my guess is that the compose key is '...
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Chrome loses Compose sequences whose last character uses Shift [closed]

In Chrome 35.0.1916.153 or 36.0.1985.125, sometimes, my Compose key partially doesn't work. As far as I can tell, combinations whose last character uses the Shift key that don't work. For example, 'e→...
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Keypad plus and minus names in ~/.XCompose

I use XIM under Debian Linux with Gnome 2. Many compose sequences are already defined in the system, including the one for ± sign: palec@Palec:~$ grep PLUS-MINUS /usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/...
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AltGr key released when rappidlby pressing other keys

I have a Norwegian Lenovo USB keyboard. When I hold AltGr and press v and b rapidly, it produces “bvbv instead of “”“”“”. I get the latter, expected, result when pressing v and b slowly. Never ...
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How do you make a star symbol with the compose key in Linux?

I know how to make a heart with this sequence: composeKey, <, 3 But how do you make a star ★?
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Adding custom Compose key sequences

How can one add custom Compose-key sequences? I have googled quite a bit, but could not find an explanation. In particular, I would like to have: <Compose> + <Z> + <Z> = ℤ # ...
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Make Compose not compose after certain key presses

On my laptop, I use the Win as a modifier. With the Fn key pressed, the key sends a different keysym and I use that as a Compose key. keycode 133 = Hyper_L keycode 134 = Multi_key add mod4 = Hyper_L ...
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How to make Compose work in GTK and Qt apps?

I used Gnome for a long time, but preferred vanilla X input method (xim) over the default GTK behaviour. I just set GTK_IM_MODULE and QT_IM_MODULE environment variables to xim, and didn't have any ...
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How can I find out if the ~/.XCompose file has loaded?

I've added a simple sequence, but it won't work. How can I find out if the OS (Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity) is actually loading the file?
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Use the system Compose database in Gtk applications [duplicate]

I'm using a X server which doesn't implement the XKB extension (it is VNC, but I don't think it matters, my vncviewer is running on Windows XP, I don't think it matters either). I've set up a ...