Originally published 2021/10/27. Updated to inclue the restart emacs point
I run pretty often into this issue, so this is a checklist for me.
Issue being, that I cannot use Compose key sequences to type out the characters I need.
Case in point being, the apostrophe
’ and the quote marks
“” , ‘’ that I use, all the live long day.
- Make sure that emacs is running as a service. It runs in your user, so check status with
systemctl --user status emacs.service
- Do the normal computer user thing. Restart the service.
systemctl --user restart emacs.service.1
- Make sure the system is UTF-8 everywhere. (en_IN.UTF-8 does not work for me. Make sure it’s en_US.UTF-8)
This should do the trick 99% of the time.
Have done it close to 4–5 times now. It works! ↩︎