WinCompose is a compose key for Windows. It allows to easily write special characters such as é ž à ō û ø ☺ ¤ ∅ « ♯ ⸘ Ⓚ ㊷ ♪ ♬ using short and often very intuitive key combinations. For instance, ö is obtained using o + “, and  is obtained using < + 3.

WinCompose also supports Emoji input for 😁 👻 👍 💩 🎁 🌹 🐊.

Visit the GitHub page for WinCompose:

Download latest: WinCompose 0.9.3 (November 17, 2019)

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Note: WinCompose is not digitally signed. You can help with this by donating to the project.

As of now, WinCompose is almost fully translated to Belarusian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. It is partially translated to Czech, Indonesian, Irish, Sardinian, Serbian and Slovak. You can help us translate it to more languages using the Weblate project:

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Please report bugs or suggest improvements to Sam Hocevar or to the GitHub issue tracker.

9 thoughts on “WinCompose

  1. Jean Jacques C

    Un très bon programme.
    Pourriez vous expliquer comment on peut personnaliser la suite de touche correspondant à un caractère ?
    Par exemple, pour obtenir le C majuscule cédille, il faut entrer la suite C,
    Que dois mettre dans le fichier .XCompose.txt pour obtenir ce caractère avec la suite ced ?
    Je pense qu’un exemple simple pourrait décoincer des utilisateurs qui comme moi sont très loin d’être des experts.

  2. Tom

    Fantastic program. Makes me wonder why someone hasn’t thought of this before.
    I’m an English teacher, and this should come in handy for pronunciation symbols.
    Just one wishlist item. It would be great if the symbols for the “ch” sound, and the “j” / “dzh” sound,
    as well as the symbols for voiced and unvoiced “th” sounds could be added to the IPA symbol list.

  3. Temak

    Hey! I really enjoy your app. Thanks a lot for it!
    Also, I have an idea: what about adding new category: «Favorites»? With that category user can add his favourie sequences in one place without searching it everywhere.

  4. wolf

    Ouais ouais ouais, on est bien là.
    Juste pour dire: Super outils, c’est chapeau melon. On aime on aime.
    Ça me permet d’être en qwerty tout en profitant des accents et sans être sur mac ou sans les bugs d’une distribution GNU/Linux en carton.

    Un gros merci.

  5. Robert B Matlock

    I have installed wincompose 8.2. I have left the compose key as right alt. I am running windows 10 64 bit and am using the english international keyboard.

    I can’t get it to enter a single special character using the sequences in the software. For example, according to the GUI, both

    right alt / =
    right alt =/

    should give me a not equal sign. I get ABSOLUTELY NADA!


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