View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to type smart quotes and ellipses?

Jack Yan
January 28th, 2012, 06:50 AM
Hi there:

Newbie to Ubuntu (v. 10), though we have used Apache at work for some time.

I've a very simple question though surfing for the last while hasn't revealed an answer.

I normally type with ellipses and smart quotes when on Mac or Windows, but can't seem to find how to do this in Ubuntu, at least without going into the character map. Judging by the absence of a reference on this maybe most people don't?

I have already assigned a compose command to the right Alt button, so the accented characters are no problem.

Sorry for such a basic question, especially as I see others have far more complex ones to ask!

Kind regards,


Jack Yan
January 28th, 2012, 07:00 AM
PS.: I have found the Unicode method:

Control-Shift-U, then 2014 for em dash; 2018 for left quote; 2019 for right quote; 2026 for ellipses.

Is there an easier way than that? Should I be assigning extra keys?

Jack Yan
March 14th, 2012, 02:13 PM
Found this thread of mine. Eventually I discovered them a few days later, but I was surprised how hard this was to find since it seems to be a really obvious question. Here they are for anyone else who stumbles across this thread:

= Compose < and '
= Compose > and '
= Compose < and "
= Compose > and "

= Compose and three hyphens
= Compose, two hyphens and a full stop
= Compose, two full stops