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Ubuntu Compose Key Combinations Cheat Sheet by

Key combinations for the Compose key, based on a default Ubuntu character setup.
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Compose Key Help

All key combin­ations require you to press the compose key first, then key 1, then key 2.
Most key combin­ations can be run in reverse order.
By default on Ubuntu you can find or set the Compose key under:
 
Prefer­ences > Keyboard Layout > Options > Compose Key Position

Fractions

Char
Key 1
Key 2
Desc­rip­tion
½
1
2
One-half
1
3
One-third
2
3
Two-thirds
¼
1
4
One-qu­arter
¾
3
4
Three-­qua­rters
1
5
One-fifth
2
5
Two-fifths
3
5
Three-­fifths
4
5
Four-f­ifths
1
6
One-sixth
1
8
One-eighth
3
8
Three-­eighths
5
8
Five-e­ighths
7
8
Seven-­eighths

Punctu­ation

Symbol
Key 1
Key 2
Desc­rip­tion
´
'
'
Acute accent
`
`
[space]
Grave accent
˘
(
[space]
Breve
ˇ
<
[space]
Caron
¸
,
,
Cedilla
^
>
[space]
Circumflex
¨
"
"
Diaeresis
.
.
Ellipsis
¡
!
!
Inverted exclam­ation
¿
?
?
Inverted question
 
[space]
[space]
Non-br­eaking space
»
>
>
Right double arrow
«
<
<
Left double arrow
 

Accented Characters

Char
Key 1
Key 2
Desc­­ri­p­t­ion
á
a
'
a with acute
 
Also: a, c, e, i, l, n, o, r, s, u, y, z
ă
a
(
a with breve
 
Also: a, g
â
a
>
a with circumflex
 
Also: a, e, i, o, u, w, y
ä
a
"
a with diaeresis
 
Also: a, e, i, o, u, y
à
a
`
a with grave
 
Also: a, e, i, o, u
ą
a
,
a with ogonek
 
Also: a, e, i, u
å
a
*
a with ring above
 
Also: a, u
ã
a
~
a with tilde
 
Also: a, i, n, o, u
B
.
B with dot above
 
Also: a, b, c, d, e, f, g, i, m, p, s, t, z
č
c
<
c with caron
 
Also: c, d, e, l, n, r, s, t, z
ç
c
,
c with cedilla
 
Also: c, g, k, l, n, r, s
To create upper case accented letters, use an upper case letter when typing the combin­ation.

Ligatures

Char
Key 1
Key 2
Desc­rip­tion
æ
a
e
ae ligature
œ
o
e
oe ligature
Æ
A
E
AE ligature
Œ
O
E
OE ligature

Symbols

Symbol
Key 1
Key 2
Desc­rip­tion
©
o
c
Copyright
®
o
r
Registered
t
m
Trademark
 

Mathem­atical Symbols

Symbol
Key 1
Key 2
Desc­rip­tion
°
o
o
Degree
÷
:
-
Division
×
x
x
Multip­lic­ation
ª
a
_
Feminine ordinal
º
o
_
Masculine ordinal
µ
/
u
Micro
¬
,
-
Not
p
!
Pilcrow
±
+
-
Plus/minus
§
o
s
Section
^
0
Supers­cript 0
¹
^
1
Supers­cript 1
²
^
2
Supers­cript 2
³
^
3
Supers­cript 3
... and so on until
^
9
Supers­cript 9

Currencies

Symbol
Key 1
Key 2
Desc­rip­tion
¢
| (bar)
C
Cent
¤
O
X
Currency
C
=
Euro
£
L
=
Pound
¥
Y
-
Yen

Music

Symbol
Key 1
Key 2
Desc­rip­tion
#
q
Quarter *
#
e
Eighth *
#
E
Beamed eighth *
#
S
Beamed sixteenth *
#
b
Flat
#
f
Natural
#
#
Sharp
* Recent additions, may not work on all versions of Ubuntu.

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