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International US QWERTY layout with AltGr (Right Alt) dead keys via AutoHotkey (Win), MSKLC (Win) and XKB/Xmodmap + .XCompose (Linux).
The AutoHotkey scripts are highly customizable editions of UltimateKEYS. To work properly, the Windows keyboard has to be set to standard US QWERTY and at least AutoHotkey v1.1 is required.
When two or more languages/keyboards are installed on the system, the default ‘Alt + Shift’ sequence will interfere with the AHK scripts.
To avoid this, you can disable the interfering key sequences at :
Settings -> Time & Language -> Language -> Spelling, typing & keyboard settings (on the right) -> Advanced keyboard settings -> Input language hot keys
Please note that on the standard US QWERTY, the sequence ‘Left Alt + Shift’ also gets mistakenly triggered by ‘Right Alt + Shift’, resulting in an unexpected keyboard layout change...
Win/Linux : When changing the Windows/Microsoft Live/Linux password, using another keyboard layout can INTERFERE in some cases where your keystrokes are either registered via the other layout or as standard US QWERTY.
Win (AHK) : On the login screen, the layout script will NOT be loaded, which can result in the WRONG input !
Linux : On the login screen, the layout might NOT be available, which can result in the WRONG input !
=> Win/Linux : Only use “BASIC LATIN” characters (codes 32 to 126) for your Windows, Microsoft Live and Linux passwords !
Otherwise, it might be impossible to type any Unicode character higher than “Basic Latin” at the login screen/prompt (due to a different keyboard configuration) ! => ACCOUNT LOCKOUT
=> Win/Linux : To be “better safe than sorry”, ALWAYS make your system passwords VISIBLE during modification !
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