Typing Unicode Characters in Ubuntu

Ever since I decided that ` was the best means to toggle Yakuake (which has been my lifeline for an integral part of the way I work for a long time now), typing ` whenever I needed it has been hell.

After going through a great deal and self doubt, the final outcome deserves being documented.

The way to type a backtick without using the backtick key is through its unicode. The following are the ways to type unicode:

For General Use

Shift + Ctrol + U follow by the unicode and a space or enter.
Eg: Shift + Ctrol + U 0060 enter converts to a

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*Reference:* https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GtkComposeTable

### In Webstorm

Unfortunately the above methods don't work in Jetbrain IDEs. There's a great Jetbrains plugin to solve this problem: https://plugins.jetbrains.com/plugin/2162-string-manipulation

After installing this plugin, type `\u0060`, select it, and then `Alt + M`, `1`, `D` to convert it to ``` `

In Emacs

C-x 8 followed by either the Unicode code point or the Unicode name of the character.

For example, C-x 8 RET degree cel TAB completes to DEGREE CELSIUS and inserts .

Important unicode characters:

Name Unicode Character Name for Emacs
Backtick 0060 ` GRAVE ACCENT
Degrees 00b0 ° DEGREE SIGN
Tick 2714 HEAVY CHECK MARK
Wrong 2715 MULTIPLICATION X