Based on our record, WinCompose seems to be a lot more popular than Holdkey. While we know about 18 links to WinCompose, we've tracked only 1 mention of Holdkey. We are tracking product recommendations and mentions on Reddit, HackerNews and some other platforms. They can help you identify which product is more popular and what people think of it.
I used Holdkey for a while because I needed so many special characters. Not sure it's a good solution for em-dashes though. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
I almost entirely agree, though I think your third point (typing non-ascii characters) could be less severe with one extra lesson in the typing course most kids are forced to take. When I first took French in 7th grade somehow I learned online you could enter ascii codes (whatever those were) on Windows with alt+numpad, and I still have memorized that alt+130 gives é. Later I moved to Linux where we have a great... - Source: Hacker News / 7 days ago
On Windows, you have to install a tool for it, f.e. WinCompose. It turns the right alt into a "compose" key. - Source: Reddit / 8 days ago
The last option would be to use something like wincompose. It doesn't specifically use alt codes, but gets to the same destination, albeit in a somewhat different way. - Source: Reddit / 11 days ago
(2) Enable the Compose Key both in Linux and Windows. In Windows, I used Wincompose (https://github.com/samhocevar/wincompose). In Ubuntu, I just enabled the toggle in Gnome Tweaks. Compose + (-) minus sign + L = £, while Compose + (=) equal + E = €. - Source: Reddit / 15 days ago
Wincompose should be able to help you out. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
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