Compose Key

By Xah Lee. Date: .
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Compose key on LK201 keyboard. DEC VT220 Terminal, LK201 Keyboard

The Compose Key is for inserting special characters.

Press Compose (and release it), then type other keys, to insert a special char. For example

The Compose Key is on Sun Microsystem Type 6 Keyboard

Compose Key has a Unicode symbol . [see Unicode: Keyboard Symbols ⌘ ↵ ⌫]

Alt Graph Key, Compose Key, Dead Key