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How to easily type weird characters on Ubuntu Linux 17.04

published Oct 18, 2017 11:30   by admin ( last modified Dec 03, 2017 10:38 )

To get …  type Caps Lock , release and then ..

Well, not now. When you've done the following steps:

1) You need to install gnome-tweak-tool

sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool

2) Go to the "typing" section

3) Click at "Position of Compose Key"

4) Select a key. The "levels" refer to diffferent combinations of shift, Alt Gr and so on. Caps Lock however  is a good choice :)

Now you can type ellipsis with <compose>, then ..

and em dash with <compose> then ---

And so on!

It's a bit hard to find which combinations work. Some of these work: GtkComposeTable - Community Help Wiki