[SOLVED] Compose key for accented characters not working on 16.04.1

I am new to Ubuntu and have a laptop with US layout keyboard on which I sometimes need to type in French. I prefer to use the Compose key method - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ComposeKey - rather than the dead keys layouts.

I set the compose key using System / Preferences / Keyboard / Layout / Options / Compose key position.

With UM 16.04.1 LTS AMD64 the compose key does not work, but it works with a 15.10 i386. There seems to be a known bug in 16.04 : http://askubuntu.com/questions/815003/compose-key-not-working-on-ubuntu-16-04

My question is : Until the bug is fixed in 16.04, where can I download 15.10 AMD64 or do you recommend that I use 15.04 AMD64 or 14.04.2 LTS AMD64 ?


Bonjour M. Lamontagne,

Have you tried upgrading to 16.10 to see if that resolves your problem?


I tried 16.10 and the compose key works fine. Thanks for the advice.

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