Want to type in another language but you love your US keyboard layout?
Fear not. In Linux, this power is acquired as follows:
System Preferences -> Keyboard Layout Click <i>Options</i> (bottom right hand corner) Expand <i>Compose key position</i> Check <i>Right Ctrl is Compose</i>
Now that we have a functional compose key, we can utilize it to combine characters (sequentially). You now have the power to combine multitudes of characters; this is a German tutorial so I’ll cover ß, ä, ü, and ö.
ß = RCtrl -> s -> s
This procedure imposes an umlaut on a, o and u:
ä = RCtrl -> " -> a
Tschüß und Happy Hacking!