Insert Special Characters (®, ©, ™) in Linux Mint

Thinker
  5 years ago
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1. Open Keyboard Settings and click on Layout Settings. Alternately you can also directly open Keyboard Layout settings from System Settings.

2. Under Layouts tab, click on Options button.

3. Expand Compose Key Position.

4. Assign a compose key (say Right Alt) by clicking on checkbox.

5. Close the settings window.

Special characters can be inserted by holding down compose key and pressing the combination buttons.

 

For Example:

©     Right Alt + o, c (Press and hold right Alt, then press o and then c while holding down right Alt)

™    Right Alt + t, m (Press and hold right Alt, then press t and then m while holding down right Alt key)

®     Right Alt + o, r

 

Note:  1. Do not release Compose button until special character appears.

2. Full list of combination key strokes can be found in /usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose

Comments
Aibeetea 3 years ago

I have tried a few compose characters for use in Nigerian Hausa Language like ā, ₦, etc with some success. However I was not successful with the alphabets with hooks. These are:
: "Ɓ" U0181 # LATIN CAPITAL LETTER B WITH HOOK
: "ɓ" U0253 # LATIN SMALL LETTER B WITH HOOK : "Ɗ" U018A # LATIN CAPITAL LETTER D WITH HOOK
: "ɗ" U0257 # LATIN SMALL LETTER D WITH HOOK
: "Ƙ" U0198 # LATIN CAPITAL LETTER K WITH HOOK
: "ƙ" U0199 # LATIN SMALL LETTER K WITH HOOK
I need help.
Great article.


jahid_0903014 5 years ago

nice!


Thinker 6 years ago

@MagicMint Thanks....updated


MagicMint 6 years ago

A little precision: the correct file name is /usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose, with X11 capitalized.