One of the things that drives me crazy about Windows (among many) is the missing “compose key,” a key sequence that allows me to enter unicode sequences easily. For example, if I want to use the word “clichés” properly, I want an easy sequence to enter, like I have on my Linux installation.
Enter WinCompose. This blog post has been written entirely on Windows 8.1, with no HTML entities and no manual unicode entry. I remapped the signal key to the menu key (as I have in Fedora), but otherwise everything’s unchanged from the default installation.
I’m still in “trial mode” — I just installed it this morning, because typing the word “cliché” was annoying — but so far it’s rocking.