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This is a prerelease version of WinCompose.



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This package is exempt from moderation. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.

A compose key 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. I wrote WinCompose because I found none of the alternatives (FreeCompose, CKFW, AllChars or Unichars) to be satisfying.

To install WinCompose, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install wincompose --pre

To upgrade WinCompose, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade wincompose --pre


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    # dummy file for wincompose virtual package

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Sam Hocevar


Copyright (C) 2013-2019 Sam Hocevar


Release Notes

This beta release fixes Windows XP startup issues and provides better error reporting when the application crashes.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
WinCompose 0.9.1-beta20190405 22 Tuesday, April 9, 2019 exempted
WinCompose 0.9.1-beta20190318 27 Monday, March 18, 2019 exempted
WinCompose 0.8.2 397 Tuesday, August 21, 2018 approved
WinCompose 0.8.1 122 Thursday, August 16, 2018 approved
WinCompose 0.8.0 345 Friday, April 13, 2018 approved
WinCompose 0.7.7 496 Thursday, June 22, 2017 approved
WinCompose 0.7.7-beta20170511 244 Monday, May 15, 2017 exempted
WinCompose 0.7.6 455 Tuesday, April 26, 2016 approved
WinCompose 0.7.4 317 Tuesday, June 9, 2015 approved
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