nope composite key only work with a ---> å
let me ask the question in a different way : If you were in linux console with no gui loaded ( kde , gnone ,icewm...) how could you insert special caracters ? like «½©®, etc. each special caracter have an ASCII Code ,, linux dont support ASCII code? linux dont have a special key to insert it ? How could you edit a text in VI text editor and you want to put a special caracter ? Does DOS (win) only support ALTcar key ?