AllChars provides a quick, easy-to-remember way of creating accents like é Ü ç î æ and special characters like ƒ ² ‰ © £ ± ß ° 1/2 ¿ « » ™ „ in most Windows programs. AllChars emulates the *nix Compose key on Windows.
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Unlike the old (non-Unicode) AllChars, this software isn't really usable anymore, alas. There are a number of serious issues (Control characters don't work, dead keys don't work, AltGr-generated accents don't work) and there doesn't seem to occur any bug fixing anymore.
Allchars works perfect.
If you need full documentation of the compose key sequences defined in Xorg, please see Compose Key Sequence Reference Guide 2012, ISBN 1-4681-4110-4.
AllChars was a great piece of software in the 2000's and I have been using it a lot, with great success and productivity. Unfortunately, v5 has been in beta since 2009: is this project abandoned? After a switch from 32-bit WinXP to 64-bit Win8 I decided to find another solution: - MS International Keyboard Layout provides some AllChars' shortcuts, but not all, by far. - MS provides an International Keyboard Layout editor called Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator. - Other options are: Autohotkey.com or Sharpkeys.codeplex.com or even Klm32.com (but I haven't tried these at all)...
I used it many years, specially together with Firefox on Wikipedia, but I never could get it to work on Windows 7 (64). Since I had some typing problems after a real bad meningitis it was really difficult for me to write without AllChars. I have been waiting for a new version, 5.0 or something, in two years now, but I think the allchars project has closed down by some new owner. There is no version 5 for Windows 7. Last time it worked it was 4.? and I used Windows XP. Life seems to be like this, as soon as I find something useful and good – it could be AllChars or a TV series or a good schampoo or something else very useful – they close it down. Fast fox is an alternative text expander, but not so god as Allchars. It really saved me /Stefan