🔣 Compose Key for Windows (by samhocevar)

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  • Lokalne seljacine i drugi encounteri | 2021-10-18 za Windowse, ostali imaju built-in.
  • Can I fully program keyboard keys with WORDS?! | 2021-10-14
    WinCompose is also pretty great, it has all the shortcuts predefined for you. I don't know how LaTeX works so this might not be what you're looking for.
  • An easier way to em dash
    I like to use WinCompose, but if all you want is "---" to convert to "—", I created a thing called AutoDash which does exactly that for you.
    Your dreams are now reality. And that reality is called WinCompose. Basically, it lets you type any special character you want, just by typing some small sequence of characters. (It's what I use.)
  • Que pensez vous du clavier AZERTY? | 2021-10-13
  • Caps Lock: This key is almost never used in games. Why is there no native function in Win which simple disables it so that we can all use an additional key without the annoyance of checking for caps lock when tabbing into Win/Borswer? | 2021-10-12
    You';ve had some good suggestions but I'm going to add this to the pile: WinCompose lets you rebind Caps Lock (or any other key) to be a 'Compose' key, which lets you finally have speedy access to many, many unicode characters and shortcuts: ° © ď æ Æ ½ ¼ ℉ ℃ and loads more.
  • Looking for my first 60% mechanical keyboard. And I'm kinda lost. | 2021-10-09
    You mention that you are non-native English speaker, and as /u/kludgeO rightly mentions, special characters might be a concern. I write in 4 languages at work only one of which does not need special characters. For this I use the compose key on Linux, and WinCompose on Windows. This takes some getting used to at first and it is less convenient than having direct access to é and ä for example, but I just typed those two characters without thinking as they are already in my muscle-memory. As a bonus, the compose-key lets you write characters that are not in your layout without remembering cryptic codes. For example neither €, ×, …, ø, ţ nor å are on my keyboard but I can easily type them.
  • Ć Programming Language | 2021-10-08
    Right-Ctrl C ' if you have a compose key (built in on Linux, WinCompose[1] for Windows, no clue for Mac).


  • Python OE Keyboard
    A couple of years ago when searching for an easier way to enter special characters, I lucked into común across a program called WinCompose. It's light on system resources and simple to use. I can't say enough good things about it.
  • Make a phonetic pangram in your conlang. | 2021-10-01
  • So uncivilized | 2021-09-18
    en-US but with a compose key, so compose key (can be any modifier key) + < + s would become š. It takes some getting used to, but its amazing having the standard US layout while still having access to any "special" characters I may need. Compose key is native in Linux under X, and can be used on Windows with WinCompose.
  • Rouille | 2021-09-11
    I almost entirely agree, though I think your third point (typing non-ascii characters) could be less severe with one extra lesson in the typing course most kids are forced to take. When I first took French in 7th grade somehow I learned online you could enter ascii codes (whatever those were) on Windows with alt+numpad, and I still have memorized that alt+130 gives é. Later I moved to Linux where we have a great Compose key system, so I can just type + e + ' and get é, + c + , to get ç, and so on, with mapped to whatever I like (currently right-alt). Supposedly (haven't tried it) this system now has a Windows port:

    Asian languages are harder. But if you're told about IME, then at least if you know what you want to type, how to actually type it isn't a big burden. IME can also help with rarer math symbols like ⋂ (\bigcap) ≅ (\cong) or ⊵ (\unrhd), or is another way to get something like the compose key system.

  • Éééééé *finger guns*
    On Windows, you have to install a tool for it, f.e. WinCompose. It turns the right alt into a "compose" key.
  • I just learned digraphs | 2021-09-08
    I've found WinCompose for Windows.
  • How to use alt codes on GMMK pro? | 2021-09-07
    The last option would be to use something like wincompose. It doesn't specifically use alt codes, but gets to the same destination, albeit in a somewhat different way.


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