Making unicode characters on a US keyboard

blind Pete 0123peter at
Mon Dec 16 06:43:29 UTC 2013

Kevin O'Gorman wrote:

> In some OSen there's a way to make arbitrary characters, even on a
> limited keyboard.
> Right now I'm wanting to use some of the characters from Latin-1 in
> chat rooms that have no special provision for this, and I only have a
> USA keyboard.  I can cut-and-paste the characters, but that's super
> clumsy.  I like to keep my fingers in one spot.
> Is there a way to do this on Linux?
> I'm on Xubuntu 13.04, if it matters.

On Xubuntu 12.04, go to settings -> keyboard -> layout -> edit.  
There are many options to choose from.  Not that I know any 
of them.  Search the web for a layout that looks promising 
and maybe "dead keys" as well.  

blind Pete
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