walrus with a twist :+= or ...

Avi Gross avigross at verizon.net
Thu Oct 28 19:48:06 EDT 2021

Thank, Chris. I found and installed one from here: https://github.com/samhocevar/wincompose

My right ALT key now lets me type in all kinds of nonsense like ⑦ and © and ß and ℵ0 and ⅔  and ≠ and ⇒ and ♬and although :- makes ÷ I see :=  makes ≔ which is just a longer equals sign.

Not sure this mailing list allows this stuff, so if your mailer does not show it, never mind.

Now I have to locate the list of available sequences as the built-in does not show many I want to se and I have already guessed some!

And, yes, as long as the list of additional program symbols is easily available, that should do even on standard keyboards.


-----Original Message-----
From: Python-list <python-list-bounces+avigross=verizon.net at python.org> On Behalf Of Chris Angelico
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2021 3:24 PM
To: Python <python-list at python.org>
Subject: Re: walrus with a twist :+= or ...

On Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 5:53 AM Avi Gross via Python-list <python-list at python.org> wrote:
> Is there a reasonable extension to a keyboard that might be 
> reasonable, perhaps with an accommodation to those without such a 
> keyboard so that entering some sequence gets it converted into what 
> you want on the screen but more mnemonic than 0X234f ??

It's called Compose key sequences and they're supported by every X11-based system, plus Windows and Mac OS if you set them up.


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